Section 3 Resources

What is Section 3?

Section 3 is a provision of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Act of 1968 that helps foster local economic development, neighborhood economic improvement, and individual self-sufficiency. The Section 3 program requires that recipients of certain HUD financial assistance, to the greatest extent feasible, provide job training, employment, and contracting opportunities for low- or very-low income residents in connection with projects and activities in their neighborhoods.

Part 135. The purpose of this part is to establish the standards and procedures to be followed to ensure that the objectives of section 3 are met.

Section 3 Overview from

Specifics on Part 135

NBCC on Section 3 of the HUD Act:

Back to Basics – Section 3 of the HUD Act, Part 2 - December 21, 2015

Back to Basics – Section 3 of the HUD Act, Part 1 December 14, 2015

Project Labor Agreement Testimony before the US Commission for Civil Rights - September 24, 2015

The TAG Group Turns up the Fight for Section 3 (HUD Act) enforcement - September 16, 2014

A Letter to the Mayor of Chicago - February 21, 2013

NBCC President/CEO testifies before US Commission for Civil Rights - February 8, 2013

Giving Food Stamps Instead of Jobs - January 28, 2013

Minority contractors protest state's handling of road projects - July 17, 2012

The Peoples’ Enemy – Poverty Industrial Complex - April 5, 2012