Section 3 Job Placement & Training

Section 3 is HUD’s policy for providing job training, employment, and contract opportunities for low- or very-low income residents in connection with projects and activities in their neighborhoods. If you live in government-assisted housing or if your household income falls below HUD’s income limits, you may qualify as a Section 3 resident or Section 3 business.

A business can qualify as Section 3 if they can provide evidence that they meet one of the following criteria:

  • Is 51% or more owned by Section 3 residents; or
  • At least 30% of its full time employees include persons that are currently Section 3 residents, or were Section 3 residents within three years of the date of first hire; or
  • Provides evidence of a commitment to subcontract in excess of 25% of the dollar award of all subcontracts to business concerns that meet one of the two qualifications above.

To register your business as Section 3 visit:

If you would like to find employment or receive job training experience through HACEP's Section 3 Program, please complete a Section 3 Eligibility Form to request preference and return it to our Section 3 Coordinator:

For information on current Section 3 job opportunities or for more information, contact:

Pamela Soto - Compliance Coordinator
(915) 849-3874
5300 E. Paisano Drive
El Paso, TX 79905

How to Get Paid

Housing Authority of the City of El Paso

5300 East Paisano Drive
El Paso, TX 79905
United States

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

(915) 849-3742

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