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Stay Up to Date on the Section 3 Program

July 27, 2021 Print ShareThis

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The Section 3 Final Rule (24 CFR Part 75) became effective July 1, 2021 with the goal to create more effective incentives for employers to retain and invest in their low- and very low-income workers, streamline reporting requirements by aligning them with typical business practices, provide for program-specific oversight, and clarify the obligations of entities that are covered by Section 3.

Learn about the changes that need to be implemented into your projects, how to recruit workers, businesses, track hours and priorities, and conduct reporting to meet Section 3 benchmarks and compliance.


*New* Section 3 Landing Page

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The new Section 3 Landing Page features resources, training, and news on Section 3 including:

  • Section 3 FAQs
  • Section 3 Guidebook (Coming Soon...)
  • Small Contractors Initiative Training

View the Section 3 page on the HUD Exchange


Section 3 FAQs

The Section 3 FAQs is an online resource that provides answers to a number of questions that you may have about the transition and the workings of the new rule. The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) can be searched by topics and keywords including:

Housing construction

  • General information
  • Applicability
  • Consistency with Other Laws
  • Recipient Responsibilities
  • Certification
  • Economic Opportunities and Numerical Benchmarks
  • Complaints

View the Section 3 FAQs

Share these links with any interested stakeholders in your community. New resources and FAQs will be added to the pages, so visit often!

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