Section 3

Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968

Economic Opportunities for Low and Very Low Income Persons

Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 recognizes that job training, employment and contract opportunities are generated by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs designed to aid housing, urban planning and community development. Section 3 is a mandate to target these economic opportunities flowing from the HUD assisted projects to lower income residents and businesses in those jurisdictions and areas where HUD is “investing” public resources. This law requires that KHRA take affirmative steps to meet this objective. Through HUD regulations, participants in HUD’s assistance programs, both recipients and contractors, are required to make good faith efforts to provide “to the greatest extent feasible” opportunities to Section 3 area residents and Section 3 business concerns.

The full KHRA Section 3 Packet (Compliance Guide, Appendices and Complaint Forms) is available for download as a PDF by clicking the link below.

KHRA Section 3 Packet