Section 3


Section 3 is a provision of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 (12 U.S.C. 1701u) that is regulated by the provisions of 24 CFR 75. The purpose of Section 3 is to ensure, to the greatest extent feasible, that economic opportunities, most importantly employment, generated by certain HUD financial assistance shall be directed to low- and very low-income persons, particularly those who are recipients of government assistance for housing or residents of the community in which the Federal assistance is spent.

The Section 3 program requires recipients of certain HUD funding to direct employment, training, and contracting opportunities to low-income individuals and the businesses that employ these persons within their community.

Under the Section 3 Program, contractors and subcontractors are required to demonstrate good faith efforts to comply with the Section 3 regulations, found at 24 CFR Part 75.

Section 3 Requirements

Provisions of Housing and Community Development Financial Assistance per CFR Part 75.19.

Who is a Section 3 Worker?

Section 3 Compliance

Subrecipients, contractors, and subcontractors who perform work on a Section 3 covered project are monitored for compliance. Section 3 compliance reports and documentation that demonstrate qualitative efforts made to comply with Section 3 are required throughout the duration and at the completion of each project.


Contact Us

For additional information regarding the Section 3 program and Section 3 worker and business certification please contact:

Sha’Davis Fletcher
Section 3 Coordinator

p. 225-754-1445

If you would like to get certified as a Section 3 business, please fill out an inquiry form:

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