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. 

Section 3 FAQ

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. 

HUD Opportunity Portal