Section 3 It is a means by which HUD fosters local
economic development, neighborhood economic improvement, and individual
self-sufficiency. Section 3 is the legal basis for providing jobs for
residents and awarding contracts to businesses in areas receiving
certain types of HUD financial assistance.
Under Section 3 of the HUD Act of 1968, wherever HUD financial assistance is expended for housing or community development, to the greatest extent feasible, economic opportunities will be given to Section 3 residents and businesses in that area. Links below provide additional Information and forms related to HUDís Section 3 Program.