The Section 3 Program is designed to ensure that HUD funds invested in housing and community development activities also provide employment opportunities for low-income people. Businesses and employers working on HUD-funded projects must make a good faith effort to train and employ low-income individuals in the area and to contract with other businesses that employ Section 3 residents.

The HACA Section 3 Program requires that recipients of certain HUD financial assistance, to the greatest extent feasible, provide the following opportunities for low and very-low income individuals and businesses owned by such individuals in connection with projects and activities in their neighborhoods:

Employment
Job training
Education
Contracting

Each respondent to HACA procurement opportunities must comply with the HACA SECTION 3 program pursuant to the Housing and Development Act of 1968, as amended by title 24 of the Housing and Urban Development Act.