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Section 3 Housing Plan

Harris County position may be funded with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds, which are subject to compliance with Section 3.  Section 3 is a provision of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 (24 CFR 135.5), and in accordance with those regulations, new job opportunities generated by HUD funding must be directed towards low and very-low income persons to the greatest extent feasible.

With respect to new hiring needs in connection with Section 3 covered assistance, preference and opportunities for employment shall be given to Section 3 persons in Harris County.  A person seeking Section 3 preference for employment with Harris County must demonstrate that they meet the qualifications for the employment opportunities.  Additionally, a person seeking employment bears the responsibility of providing evidence, when requested, that the person is eligible for the Section 3 designation.  Applicants may be filtered in order of preference, per 24 CFR 135.  

Income limits for Harris County can be found at the Community Services Median Family Income Limits page.

2019 Median Family Income (MFI) Limits


12 3 4 5 6 7 8

Extremely Low Income

(Limits based on 0-30% of area median income) 

16,05018,35020,650 22,900 24,750 26,600 28,400 30,250

Very Low Income

(Limits based on 31-50% of area median income)

26,75030,550 34,350 38,150 41,250 44,300 47,350 50,400

Low Income

(Limits based on 51-80% of area median income)

42,75048,850 54,950 61,050 65,95070,850 75,750 80,600


Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, effective June 28, 2019. (Conforms to HOME Rents) 




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