Section 3 Program Coordination and Implementation

The purpose of Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended (12 U.S.C.

1701u), is to ensure that employment, training, and contracting opportunities generated by the expenditure of certain HUD funds shall be provided to low- and very low-income persons, particularly recipients


of government assistance for housing, and to businesses that are either owned by or substantially employ these persons.

As a result of Section 3, many families have achieved economic self sufficiency when HUD funds are spent in their local communities.

A Section 3 Coordinator is responsible for assuring that funding recipients comply with the regulatory requirements of Section 3 and that the maximum amounts of economic opportunities are provided to eligible residents and business concerns.
Related Programs

Section 3 Technical Assistance

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Office: None

Estimated Funding: $600,000

Who's Eligible

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Additional Information of Eligibility:
Public and Indian Housing Assistance.

Recipients of the following Public and Indian Housing Assistance, regardless of the dollar amount of HUD assistance provided, during the most recent funding cycle: (a)Development/Capital assistance provided pursuant to Section 5 of the U. S. Housing Act of 1937; (b)Operating Assistance provided pursuant to Section 9 of the U. S. Housing Act of 1937; and (c) Modernization assistance provided pursuant to Section 14 of the U. S. Housing Act of 1937.

Housing and Community Development Assistance.

Recipients of more than $200,000 of combined Housing assistance (including other housing assistance not administered by the Assistant Secretary of Housing) and/or Community Development Assistance during the current Program Year that is used for the following projects/activities: (a) Housing rehabilitation (including reduction and abatement of lead-based paint hazards, but excluding routine maintenance repair, and replacement); (b) Housing construction; and (c) Other public construction.

Some types of covered Housing and Community Development Assistance include: CDBG, HOME, NSP, EDI, BEDI, Lead Hazard Control, and 202/811 funding.

Recipients must have received a combined award of more than $200,000 in covered funding during the current Program Year to be eligible to compete for funding under this NOFA.

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Questions regarding specific program requirements should be directed to the Economic Opportunity Division at 202-708-3633 (this is not a toll-free number).

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