Community Development

The primary objective of the Community Development Block Grant program is to develop viable communities by providing decent housing and suitable living environments and expanding economic opportunities principally for persons of low- to moderate-income. Eligible applicants are non-entitlement cities under 50,000 in population and non-entitlement counties that have a non-metropolitan population under 200,000 and are not eligible for direct CDBG funding from HUD may apply for funding through any of the Texas CDBG programs.

Click HERE for more information about the TxCDBG program.

SECTION 3 Requirements

The Section 3 program requires that recipients of certain HUD financial assistance, to the greatest extent possible, provide training, employment, contracting and other economic opportunities to low- and very low-income persons, especially recipients of government assistance for housing, and to businesses that provide economic opportunities to low- and very low-income persons.

If you are a recipient of government assistance for housing or if your income falls below HUD’s income limits, you may qualify as a Section 3 worker, targeted worker or Section 3 business concern. Learn more about Section 3 by viewing HUD Exchange’s Office Hours Training Series on the Section 3 Final Rule:

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You can find the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Revised Final Policy Issuance for Section 3 Requirements HERE.

Section 3 Frequently Asked Questions can be downloaded HERE.

A Final Rule Summary Chart can be found Here.

A Sample Section 3 Plan Template can be downloaded HERE.