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Section 3 helps foster local economic development, neighborhood economic improvement, and individual self-sufficiency.
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Section 3: A Historical Perspective
From the 1968 Riots, through Katrina, to the present day, the struggle for economic empowerment continues?
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The Section 3 program requires that recipients of certain HUD financial assistance, to the greatest extent possible, provide job training, employment, and contract opportunities for low- or very-low income residents in connection with projects and activities in their neighborhoods.

If you live in government-assisted housing or if your household income falls below HUD's income limits, you may qualify as a Section 3 resident or Section 3 business concern. Learn more about Section 3

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Section 3 helps low-income residents get the skills and jobs needed to become self-sufficient.

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Section 3 also provides opportunities for qualified businesses to receive preference for HUD-funded contracts.

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Unfortunately, the system for submitting 2013 and 2014 Section 3 reports is still unavailable.  Please review the following notices to learn more about how this outage impacts agencies that must comply with Section 3 reporting requirements:

Notice #1: Issued January 9, 2014 Notice #2: Issued July 25, 2014
Notice #3: Issued Dec 15, 2014




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Popular Links
 - Section 3 Regulations: 24 CFR 135
 - Complaint Register  HUD Form 958
 - Sample Certification Form for Residents
 - Sample Certification Form for Businesses
 - English Section 3 Brochure / (Spanish Brochure)
  The mission of the Association of Section 3 Professionals (  is to provide its members the tools necessary to ensure compliance with and success of their Section 3 program and advance the goals of HUD s mandate to provide economic opportunities for low and very low income residents.  Association of Section 3 Professionals