Posted November 11th, 2011. Last updated February 28, 2019.
Section 3 is a provision of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968. Section 3 is neither race- nor gender-based and is not an entitlement. Rather, Section 3 is income-based and intended to provide preference for jobs and contracts created by HUD-funded projects to 1) local, qualified residents of low income and 2) local, qualified businesses that employ these residents. In some cases, the preference may also extend to job training.
Additional information about Section 3, including steps residents and businesses may take to determine eligibility and to certify for Section 3 preference on HUD-funded projects of the City of Hammond can be found below.
Section 3 Self-certification Form for Residents (Fillable PDF)
If your business has been awarded a contract/subcontract on a HUD-funded project of the City, you will also need to complete the following:
Section 3 New Employee Information Form (Fillable PDF)
Notice to Businesses
HUD now maintains an online Section 3 Business Registry. Businesses that register with HUD make themselves discoverable by others with contracting opportunities for Section 3 businesses, Minority-owned Business Enterprises (MBEs), and Woman-owned Business Enterprises (WBEs). A link to HUD’s Section 3 Business Registry and a preview of the registration process can be found below.
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