What is Section 3?

What Types of Economic opportunities Are Available Under Section 3?

Section 3 is a provision of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Act of 1968 that helps foster local economic development, neighborhood economic improvement, and individual self-sufficiency. The Section 3 program requires that recipients of certain HUD financial assistance, to the greatest extent feasible, provide job training, employment, and contracting opportunities for low or very low income residents in connection with projects and activities in their neighborhoods. Section 3 is a starting point for people with low or very low incomes to obtain job training, employment, and contracting opportunities.

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Who are Section 3 Residents?

  • AHA public housing residents
  • People who live in the Albuquerque are and who have a household income that falls below HUD’s area median household income limits.

Section 3 Resident Program – Total Household Income Limits

All current residents (of any income level) of public housing developments of the Albuquerque Housing Authority (AHA) qualify as Section 3 residents. Additionally, individuals residing in the Albuquerque Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) of Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance and Valencia Counties, who are members of a household that meets the total household income limits (Area Median Income – AMI) set forth below for Bernalillo County (Albuquerque MSA), can also qualify for Section 3 resident status. Count all sources of income in the household.

Eligibility Guideline – 2021 Household Income Limits
*(AMI amount to change annually, based on federal income data reports)

Number in Household Low Income (80% AMI)*
1 Individual $37,800
2 Individuals $43,200
3 Individuals $48,600
4 Individuals $55,000
5 Individuals $58,350
6 Individuals $62,650
7 Individuals $67.000
8 Individuals $71,300

How Can Individuals Find Out More About Section 3?

Contact the Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity representative at your nearest HUD Office.

Section 3 Business Documents

Section 3 Interest Form