Applying for Section 3 as a Business
What is a Section 3 Business Concern?
- It is at least 51 percent owned and controlled by low- or very low-income persons.
- Over 75 percent of the labor hours performed for the business over the prior three-month period are performed by Section 3 workers.
- It is a business at least 51 percent owned and controlled by current public housing residents or residents who currently live in Section 8-assisted housing.
Benefits of Self-Certifying as a Section 3 Business Concern
- Preference* when bidding on HUD covered contracts
- Free access to applicant database
- Assistance in recruiting qualified candidates and advertising for various employment and/or training opportunities when they become available
- Section 3-eligible businesses can self-certify and join the Section 3 national registry at www.hud.gov/section3 where public housing authorities and other government agencies can assist with obtaining HUD-funded contracts and connect job seekers with potential employers.
*Terms and Conditions apply.
Self-certify with HUD and add your business to the national registry at: www.hud.gov/section3