Section 3

The Community Development Authority has received federal HUD funds, which requires compliance with HUD’s Section 3 regulations.

What is 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. Section 3 regulations ensure that employment and other economic opportunities generated by certain HUD financial assistance shall, to the greatest extent feasible, and consistent with existing Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, be directed to low and very low-income persons, particularly those who are recipients of government assistance for housing, and to business concerns which provide economic opportunities to low and very low-income persons.

If you are a low-income resident ($48,500 or less for a single person residing in Wood County) and you are interested in learning about potential future job opportunities as they become available, for construction work such as carpenters, general labor, drywallers, and painters, please contact the Community Development Authority by clicking the link below.

[email protected]

What Are the Goals of Section 3?

Section 3 has goals that recipients, subrecipients, contractors and subcontractors must meet. The goals are as follows:

Housing and Community Development Financial Assistance:

• 25% or more of the total number of labor hours worked by all workers on a Section 3 project are Section 3 workers and 5% or more of the total number of labor hours worked by all workers on a Section 3 project are Targeted Section 3 workers.

Public Housing Financial Assistance:

• 25% or more of the total number of labor hours worked by all workers in a PHA’s fiscal year are Section 3 workers and 5% or more of the total number of labor hours worked by all workers in a PHA’s fiscal year are Targeted Section 3 workers.

Contractors, subcontractors, and others are encouraged to reach out to the Community Development Authority by email or phone (715) 387-0528 with questions regarding Section 3 compliance.

How Can I Learn More About Section 3?

Visit the following websites:

http://www.hud.gov/section3

http://www.hudexchange.info/programs/section-3/

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