City of Austin and Section 3

As a grantee of Federal, State and local funding, it is a requirement that the City of Austin develop and implement a Section 3 program that sets forth policies and procedures consistent with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Section 3 regulations (CFR 24 Part 135). The City receives the following federal entitlement grants that assist with affordable housing, community development, economic development, and public service needs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG). In addition, NHCD actively seeks opportunities that will increase its financial capacity through HUD’s competitive grant application process to expand efforts in hiring and generate economic opportunities for low- and very-low income individuals.

The Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Office (NHCD) is committed to providing continued employment opportunities for low- and very low-income individuals through its Section 3 Plan, which sets forth policies and procedures that comply with Federal, State and local regulations.

Helpful Links

HUD Section 3 – Economic Opportunities

HUD Section 3 – FAQ Sheet

Code of Federal Regulations, at 24 CFR Part 135 – Economic Opportunities for Low- and Very-Low Income Persons

Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Section 3

Rent and Income Limits

For more information on the City’s Section 3 Program, contact NHCD’s Regulatory Office at (512) 974-3162.