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Better Business Bureau Paso Del Norte Tierra Del Sol Housing Corporation
El Paso Housing Finance Corporation (EPHFC) GECU
City of El Paso, Community Development, Housing Programs Division Housing Authority of the City of El Paso (HACEP)
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of the YWCA (CCCS) Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)
El Paso Affordable Housing Credit Union Service Organization (EPAHCUSO) El Paso Collaborative for Community & Economic Development

Better Business Bureau Paso Del Norte
www.bbb.org
Contact: communications@bbbelpaso.org (915) 577-0191
720 Arizona Ave.
El Paso, TX 79902

The BBB gathers and reports information on business reliability, alerts the public to frauds against consumers and businesses, provides information on ethical business practices, and acts as mutually trusted intermediaries between consumers and businesses to resolve disputes.


Tierra Del Sol Housing Corporation
www.tierradelsohousing.org
Contact: (575) 882-3554
880 Anthony Dr., Suite 3C & D
Anthony, NM 88021


City of El Paso, Community Development, Housing Programs Division
www.elpasotexas.gov/commdev
O' Rourke Center
701 Montana
El Paso, TX 79902
Contact: 541-4639

The City of El Paso, through the Housing Programs Division, offers a variety of programs to qualified individuals and organizations to promote safe, decent, sanitary, and affordable housing within the City of El Paso. The Division offers a variety of housing assistance programs with several new programs being developed. Current programs include the downpayment and closing cost assistance and principal reduction program for first time homebuyers, rehab assistance program for single-family owner occupied properties, and Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) set aside program for the development of affordable housing. Housing assistance programs are geared towards individuals/families at 80 percent of area median income and below. The Housing Programs Division also manages the Fair Housing Office for the City of El Paso to assist individuals in filing a complaint and locating other fair housing resources. Services are offered in English and Spanish and are low to no-cost.


Consumer Credit Counseling Service of the YWCA (CCCS)
www.ywcaelpaso.org
cccs@ywcaelpaso.org
Contact: Rocio Castruita
577-2530
1600 Brown St.
El Paso, TX 79902

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of the YWCA El Paso del Norte Region is a non-profit community service agency dedicated to helping individuals solve debt problems, learn better money management skills and become wise consumers. CCCS offers credit and budget counseling, debt management, money management education programs, and as a HUD-certified housing counseling agency, mortgage default and delinquency counseling, reverse mortgage (HECM) counseling, and pre-and post-purchase housing education. It is one of two local organizations approved by the City of El Paso to provide homebuyer counseling sessions for the City of El Paso's First Time Homebuyer Program.

CCCS of the YWCA is accredited through the Council On Accreditation (COA) and approved by the Executive Office of the U.S. Trustees (EOUST) to provide credit counseling and money management education. All services are offered in English or Spanish. All programs are low or no-cost.


El Paso Affordable Housing Credit Union Service Organization (EPAHCUSO)
www.epcuah.com
Contact: epaffordablehousing@sbcglobal.net
838-9608
4707 Montana Ave. Suite 202
El Paso, Texas 79903

El Paso Affordable Housing Credit Union Service Organization (El Paso Affordable Housing) is a not-for-profit organization formed in 2001 by eight local credit unions to improve the socioeconomic well-being and overall quality of life in the greater El Paso area through financial literacy, savings, and providing access to low-cost capital. The mission of El Paso Affordable Housing is to empower members of the financially underserved community with the ability to develop family wealth and economic and financial stability. El Paso Affordable Housing achieves this mission by offering free financial education, home ownership workshops, credit and personal finance management, income tax preparation assistance, predatory lending prevention, and promoting savings; in addition to developing loan products and financial services that will empower members not only to qualify for a mortgage loan, but also to build wealth and credit worthiness. El Paso Affordable Housing also promotes home ownership retention by providing post purchase, mortgage default, loss mitigation, and foreclosure prevention counseling and also assists future homeowners in Fair Housing and landlord-tenant issues. El Paso Affordable Housing is a certified housing counseling agency by the U.S. Department of Housing Urban Development (HUD) and Fannie Mae and is one of two local organizations approved by the City of El Paso to provide homebuyer counseling sessions for the City of El Paso’s First Time Homebuyer Program. All services are offered in English or Spanish. All programs are low or no-cost.


El Paso Collaborative for Community & Economic Development
www.ep-collab.org
Contact: 915-590-1210 or 915-590-1217
One Stop Business Resource Center, Room 538
1359 Lomaland Dr.
El Paso, Texas 79935

The mission of the El Paso Collaborative for Community and Economic Development is to facilitate affordable housing, small business and economic development in El Paso and contiguous counties. The Collaborative’s programs are designed to facilitate wealth creation by developing long-term assets and personal financial management skills. Programs/services include financial literacy workshops, the Affordable Housing Ownership Program, a matched savings deposit program (IDA), Revolving Loan Fund for colonia residents, and income tax preparation (VITA). The Collaborative will facilitate the acquisition of financing and leveraging of new sources of capital for the benefit of Community Development Corporations (CDCs), low-income homeowners, and small business owners, while providing opportunities to create assets. All services are offered in English or Spanish. All programs are low or no-cost.


El Paso Housing Finance Corporation (EPHFC)
www.elpasohfc.org
Contact: 545-0330 to receive a flyer by mail
or 541-4476 for other questions
duranax@elpasotexas.gov
City Hall
2 Civic Center Plaza, 2nd floor
El Paso, TX 79901

The EPHFC is a nonprofit corporation created pursuant to the Housing Finance Corporation Act by the City Council of the City of El Paso. The EPHFC’s mission is to assist persons of low and moderate income to acquire and own decent, safe, sanitary, and affordable housing and to preserve and increase the tax base of local government. The El Paso HFC issues tax-free mortgage revenue bonds (MRBs) which make mortgage loans available to qualified borrowers at favorable rates. These mortgage loans also come with down payment assistance. Applicants for the City Mortgage Revenue Bond Program should apply directly through one of our participating mortgage lenders. The EPHFC’s current MRB program provides incentives for first time homebuyers, military personnel, and purchasers in certain “target” areas of the City. Services are offered in English or Spanish.


GECU
Contact: SmartCall 778-9221 (toll-free, 800.772-GECU)
Website: www.gecu-ep.org
Founded: 1932
Membership: 289,000
 
Branch Locations:
Main Office
7227 Viscount Blvd.
 
Downtown Office
700 E. San Antonio St.
1st Floor
 
East Offices
10435 Vista Del Sol Dr.
11987 Rojas Dr.
 
Horizon Office
14476 Horizon Blvd.
 
Northeast Office
5625 Transmountain Rd.
 
Socorro Office
10610 North Loop Dr.
 
West Offices
5670 N. Mesa St.
1500 N. Resler Dr.
 
Ysleta Office
8936 Alameda Ave.
 
 
Drive-Thru Only
1245 Airway Blvd.
3037 Trawood Dr.
 
Operations Center
1225 Airway Blvd.
 
GECU – We’re with you
From personal savings and checking accounts to new products, services and technology, our only goal is to serve the needs of our members. El Pasoans have come to rely on GECU to purchase reliable transportation to get back and forth to work, purchase homes, save for college tuition, plan for their retirement, and we’ve been there for them.
In addition to products and services, we offer an extensive curriculum of free financial education seminars, including:
  • Financial Education and Homeownership Workshop
  • Building a Budget 101
  • Checking 101
  • Understanding Credit
  • Get Out of Debt
  • Home Buyers Seminar
  • Raising Money-Smart Kids
GECU’s membership is open to anyone who lives or works in El Paso County and Doña Ana County no more than 25 miles from our 1500 N. Resler Office. Join our GECU family and experience the credit union difference. At GECU, we with you.



Housing Authority of the City of El Paso (HACEP)
www.hacep.org
Contact: 849-3796 or 849-3742
For the Homeownership Program, email dzlopez@hacep.org
5300 E. Paisano Dr.
El Paso, TX 79905

The HACEP provides safe, decent, and sanitary housing for assisted families at or below 80 percent of median income. Assistance is provided through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and HACEP managed communities throughout El Paso. The HACEP offers reduced rental rates for HACEP managed properties for qualified individuals. Evaluation is based on applicant’s income and family composition. In addition, HACEP manages the Section 8 Rental HCV (Housing Choice Voucher) Program which provides a monthly rental subsidy to tenants who have gone through a wait list. For tenants of Public Housing and tenants of the Section 8 Program who are interested in becoming homeowners, HACEP also offers the Homeownership Program. All services are offered in English or Spanish. All programs are low or no-cost.


Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)
www.trla.org
Contact: (888)988-9996 or (915)585-5100
1331 Texas Ave.
El Paso, TX 79901

TRLA is a non-profit organization that specializes in providing free legal services to the poor in 68 counties in Central, South and West Texas. Established in 1970, the mission of TRLA is to promote the dignity, self-sufficiency, safety and stability of low-income families and communities in Texas; to protect populations with special vulnerabilities; and to preserve fundamental freedoms by providing high quality legal assistance and related educational and support services. All services are offered in English or Spanish. Services are free.






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