Financial Counseling

  • Our certified HUD Counselors can assist applicants to create and better manage an expense budget.
  • Can counsel on the options an individual has to look at when possibly purchasing a home for the very first time. Showing them how to manage and prioritize payments/purchases.

Any Young Barrier Removal Program

  • One-Time Grant for persons with disabilities who need modifications in their home to increase accessibility and eliminate hazardous conditions.
  • Over 294 applicants, 22k/$6.6M (AY)

HOME Investment Partnership Program

  • HOME Program or HOME) is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Authorized under the Cranston- Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act, the purpose of the program is to expand the supply of decent, safe, affordable housing. HOME Program funds support a variety of eligible activities including Homeowner Reconstruction, Homebuyer Assistance with New Construction, Contract for Deed, Tenant- Based Rental Assistance, Single Family Development, and Multifamily Development.
  • Over 58 applicants (HRA), 135K/$7.8m (HOME)

Colonia Resiliency Program (Tu Cuentas)

  • This Initiave will help AYUDA to develop a comprehensive resident database for households in the unincorporated areas, colonias and colonia like communities in El Paso County. This initiative is funded by El Paso County. One of the County’s goals in its Strategic Plan is to advance community support services to meet the needs of the most vulnerable, reduce poverty and increase social mobility.
  • Program Launches 2/12/24, via visits to households in the colonias by CHWs.

Older Adult Home Modification Program

  • Funded by HUD’s Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control, the overall purpose of the Older Adult Home Modification Program (OAHMP) is to assist in undertaking comprehensive programs that make safety and functional home modifications and limited repairs to meet the needs of low-income elderly homeowners. The home modification program aims to enable low-income elderly persons to remain in their homes through low-cost, low-barrier, high-impact home modifications to reduce older adults’ risk of falling, improve general safety, increase accessibility, and improve their functional abilities in their homes. This will enable older adults to remain in their homes, that is, to “age in place,” rather than move to nursing homes or other assisted care facilities.
  • Over ____ applicants in 2023 at $___/$____


  • Through this partnership, AYUDA offers a food pantry to the San Elizario and surrounding communities every 2n and 4th Thursday of each month.
  • 2023, EPFH donated a walk-in refrigerator to AYUDA to ensure proper, secure, and healthy storage of pantry food products that need to stay cool.
  • Through this partnership, AYUDA has been able to form other partnerships.
  • Through the EPFH partnership, a coalition for Food Equity was formed.
  • Kelly Center for Hunger Relief became one of those partners.
  • Together, AYUDA & Kelly, through a small Food Equity Grant from Feeding America, have been collaborating and sharing resources/programs to benefit El Paso County City and Rural/Colonia Communities.
  • Within this cohort, another coalition focusing on only Colonias was formed between AYUDA & Kelly, using the Fresh Start Program Model from Kelly.
  • Grant from EP County to create and conduct a Survey in the El Paso Colonia Communities (Needs Assessment)
  • Work with EP County’s HOME Program, assisting them recruit qualifying families and conducting all of the requirements as EP County acts as the Administrator of the program.
  • Coming Soon
  • An MOU is in the process of being signed to collaborate with TTU with their Healthy Homes Program
  • Our CHW Teams will assist and conduct home visits to complete Healthy Homes Assessments (total of 200 Home Assessments)
  • Through NALCAB we have a membership and receive, through a grant, Technical Assistance.
  • This grant from them is to provide our organization with certain types of training and information we might need regarding some of our projects and even for new grants that we might be interested in applying.
  • Through HAC, we have a grant in the form of a loan, for revolving funds to assist in paying our HOME & Amy Young Projects, to include our participating contractors.
  • They also provide Technical Assistance when applying for specific Housing and Community Services Grants/Funds.
  • Our largest Grantor
  • Provides the grants/funds for HOME, Amy Young, Contract for Deed, HAF Programs
  • Have been our largest supporter for the past 13 plus years

Multiple Partnerships with local organizations, where we interchange referrals back and forth:

  • UTEP
  • Project Bravo
  • Project VIDA
  • City of Socorro
  • City of San Elizario
  • City of Anthony