From 2000 to 2010, Texas grew from 20,851,820 to 25,145,561, reflecting a 20.6 percent growth, however, the Middle Rio Grande [MRG], a region located in south Texas comprised of nine counties, had a slight increase of 0.8 percent. In 2008, most MRG counties coincided with the Hawkville Field discovery, known as Eagle Ford Shale wherein the MRG is located. The shale is one of the major US Oil and gas discoveries, created numerous new jobs, and is estimated to have 20 to 30 years lifespan causing a significant economic contribution to the MRG region. Despite this slight regional change from 2000-2010, oil and gas companies are desperately recruiting out-of-region’s workers for their new construction and development contracts (Eagle Pass Business Journal, 2011). In Dimmit County, located both in Eagle Ford Shale area and in MRG, there are over 50 oil and gas companies opened offices and operations to service the booming oil and gas plays. In the city of Eagle Pass, motels and hotels occupancy rates have skyrocketed, providing housing for oil and gas workers. The newly recruited workers have also been accommodated in manufactured homes, placed in vacant lots, resulting in undesired communities. This provoked an exploration of case studies of workforce housing to be incorporated and adopted in MRG region,during and after the oil and gas peak.This paper explores workforce housing policies in the US through utilizing a qualitative approach comparing four case studies of workforce housing projects in Oregon, Vermont, Pennsylvania, and North Dakota. It highlights the challenges and programs incorporated in the local, city, and state policies of housing. This analysis is part of an extensive funded study on housing assessment in MRG region that we’re currently undertaking, which also analyzes the population forecasts in the region.In this phase, we looked into the policies and partnerships of different agencies, local and state governments, and developers to establish a rapport that was based on understanding the assessment parameters driven from the review of relevant scholarly work. Those parameters were identified as: the scope of the project, location, demand, capacity, tenure, housing types, employer’s share, employer’s type, funding and financing sources, and policy-related issues. Through a qualitative method of comparing different literature on the identified case studies, we found the following premises: housing tenure is often dominated by rental properties; employers contribute 0-8% of the development cost; the projects are comprised of more than 200 units; and lack of affordable housing in most of the cities and states wherein these housing projects were built is a primary concern. Though this is an outcome of a limited comparison of four case studies, this paper stresses that the current housing policies lacks a mechanism for collaboration between the local/state programs on one hand and the developers and employers in the other hand.