Section 3 is a provision of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Act of 1968 that helps foster local economic development, neighborhood economic improvement, and individual self-sufficiency. The
Section 3 is a provision of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Act of 1968 that helps foster local economic development, neighborhood economic improvement, and individual self-sufficiency. The Section 3 program requires that recipients of certain HUD financial assistance, to the greatest extent feasible, provide job training, employment, and contracting opportunities for low- or very-low income residents in connection with projects and activities in their neighborhoods.
The intended beneficiaries of Section 3 are 1) public housing residents or local low-income persons and 2) businesses that are owned by or substantially employ those persons. These are referred to as Section 3 residents and Section 3 businesses.
Section 3 is race and gender neutral. MBEs and WBEs must qualify under Section 3 criteria just like all other businesses.
Section 3 is an opportunity to achieve self-sufficiency, not a quota. No one is guaranteed a job or contract. They must be qualified to perform the work or have the capacity to complete a contract. Presenters include HUD, GSA and DLG. We are also being supported by the Kentucky Procurement Assistance Center.
Business Opportunities With HUD and introduction to Section 3
- US Housing and Urban Development
- Local Government
Getting Certified to Do Business
- U.S. Small Business Administration
- The General Services Administration Federal Acquisition Service (FAS)
- Kentucky Procurement Technical Assistance Center
Innovative Approaches to Section 3 Hiring and Why It Matters
- Local Contractor
- Local Participant
Business Match- Making
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
U.S. General Services Administration
GSA provides workplaces by constructing, managing, and preserving government buildings and by leasing and managing commercial real estate. GSA's acquisition solutions offer private sector professional services, equipment, supplies, and IT to government organizations and the military. GSA also promotes management best practices and efficient government operations through the development of governmentwide policies.
U.S. Small Business Administration
Since its founding on July 30, 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses. SBA provides assistances primarily through its four programmatic functions: Access to Capital (Business Financing), Entrepreneurial Development (Education, Information, Technical Assistance & Training), Government Contracting (Federal Procurement), Advocacy (Voice for Small Business)
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