What is Section 3?
Section 3 is a provision of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Act of 1968. The purpose of Section 3 is to ensure that preference for employment, training and contracting opportunities generated from the expenditure of certain HUD funds is directed to local low and very low-income persons, particularly those who receive federal housing assistance, and businesses that are owned by or substantially employ such persons.
HUD's Section 3 Business Registry
The HUD's Opportunity Portal can be used to submit an online application for inclusion in the Section 3 registry.