Community & Human Development

Community & Human Development

First Time Homebuyer Program – Priority Housing Areas Map
2022 Low Income Housing Tax Credit - Request For Municipal Resolution

The Department of Community and Human Development (DCHD) manages a wide range of programs and services to assist the city's most vulnerable residents and strengthen its communities. These include affordable housing opportunities, homeless prevention, neighborhood improvement, senior volunteer opportunities, small business assistance all aimed to benefit low and moderate income residents. 

The Department has administered over $388 million in various federal, state and local programs. DCHD works to improve the quality of life for El Paso's residents and neighborhoods.


Serve as a catalyst for community partnerships, collaboration and change that will revitalize low and moderate income neighborhoods, enhance human services, promote accessibility, expand housing opportunities, and improve the quality of life for low and moderate income persons in El Paso.

See below for the different programs and services we offer. We look forward to helping you with your housing and community development needs.

CDBG Administration: (915) 212-0138

Housing Services Division: (915) 212-0139

Neighborhood Services: (915) 212-1681

Foster Grandparent Program: (915) 212-1677

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program: (915) 212-1685

Media Inquiries/Public Relations: (915) 212-1647

2021 Gift Giving Tree

Gift Giving Tree  

In an effort to help other in need this holiday season, the City of El Paso’s Department of Community + Human Development – RSVP and FGP have been working hard on a very special holiday initiative. We call it the Gift Giving Tree. The Gift Giving Tree initiative provides City of El Paso employee’s the opportunity to help those that are less fortunate during the holiday. This year’s gifts will benefit the following agencies:

All wrapped gifts are due December 10, 2021.

Gift(s) drop off locations:
Central- Fire Station #3, 721 E. Rio Grande
Northeast- Fire Station #16, 3828 Hercules
Eastside- Fire Station#29, 11977 Pellicano
Westside- Fire Station#22, 6500 N. Mesa

Thank you for your generosity!