Section 3 Overview

Ensuring economic opportunities 

Section 3 is a provision in the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 (12 U.S.C. Section 1701u and 24 C.F.R. Section 135) that seeks to ensure that economic opportunities, to the greatest extent feasible, are given to low and very low-income persons.  Under Section 3, certain vendors must provide hiring, training, contract opportunities, and/or other economic opportunities to Section 3 residents and businesses.

Further information on Section 3’s requirements can be found on HUD’s Section 3 webpage under 24 C.F.R. Section 135.

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