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Section 3 Business Concerns

Section 3 Business Certification

Section 3 is intended to ensure that the employment and other economic opportunities generated by Federal financial assistance for housing and community development programs shall, to the greatest extent feasible, be directed toward low- and very low-income persons, particularly those who are recipients of government assistance for housing.

Section 3 recipients are required to report on the number of labor hours worked by Section 3 workers and targeted Section 3 workers on Section 3 projects and activities, and to the greatest extent feasible are required to make available contracting and employment opportunities to Section 3 business concerns.

This Resource Hub is designed to help those at the community level who are delivering on the promise of economic opportunity worker empowerment for those most vulnerable and disadvantaged.

NOTICE: The Section 3 Performance Evaluation and Registry System (SPEARS), Business Registry, and Opportunity Portal have been phased out and no longer available as of September 1, 2023. Links to these resources have been removed from this resource HUB. Section 3 Recipients or businesses that were registered are asked to contact with any questions.

For more information on how to obtain Section 3 Business Certification, please contact:

Resident Employment/Section 3 Program
Lloyd C. Wilson, Jr.
Resident Employment Program Manager
Section 3 Coordinator