Section 3 Resources and Tools

This page contains resources and sample tools for implementing the Section 3 final rule at 24 CFR Part 75.

Section 3 Sample Plan

This tool is designed to help public housing and housing and community development grantees and their subrecipients, contractors, and subcontractors comply with the Section 3 requirements and achieve the Section 3 goals.

Section 3 HUD Compliance Review Checklist

This document is intended to be used as a reference tool to help grantees prepare for HUD compliance reviews.

Section 3 and Targeted Section 3 Worker: Employer Certification

These HUD forms can help grantees certify and track Section 3 Workers and Targeted Section 3 Workers using employer certification documentation.

Section 3 and Targeted Section 3 Worker: Self Certification

These HUD forms can help grantees certify and track Section 3 Workers and Targeted Section 3 Workers seeking a self-certification and/or a preference in employment.

Section 3 and Targeted Section 3 Worker: Public Housing/Section 8 Certification (HUD-4736)

This HUD form can be used by grantees to certify and track Section 3 Workers and Targeted Section 3 Workers seeking certification of residence of Public Housing, project-based Section 8-assisted housing, or a recipient of tenant-based Section 8-assisted housing.

Section 3 HUD Funding Tracker (HUD-4737D)

This HUD form is an Excel spreadsheet that lists the funding sources that are covered by Section 3. The asterisks for Healthy Homes and the Lead Abatement Grant indicate that the total amount of assistance from these funding sources must exceed the $100,000 threshold for Section 3 to apply. Save the spreadsheet and add the AutoSum function to enable the Total Funded Amount line to calculate properly.

Tracking Section 3 Labor Hours (HUD-4737A)

This HUD form is an Excel spreadsheet that can be used by grantees to help track Section 3 and Targeted Section 3 labor hours. The form tracks the total number of labor hours for each construction business and professional business that is contracted to complete work on the project. Save the spreadsheet and add the AutoSum function to enable the Cumulative Project Labor Hours line to calculate properly.

Tracking Section 3 Business Labor Hours (HUD-4737)

This HUD form is an Excel spreadsheet that can be used by grantees to help track Section 3 Business labor hours for each contractor and/or subcontractor. It is recommended that this form be used in conjunction with HUD-4737A.

Section 3 Sample Utilization Tool: Public Housing Financial Assistance (HUD-4737B)

This utilization tool is a sample tool for public housing entities and its contractors/subcontractors to document Section 3 labor hours for Section 3 workers and Section 3 business concerns. This document and accompanying Form 4737 and Form 4737A should be completed by businesses completing activities that use Public Housing funds.

Section 3 Sample Utilization Tool: Housing and Community Development Funds (HUD-4737C)

This utilization tool is a sample tool for projects funded with HCD funds and its contractors/subcontractors to document Section 3 labor hours for Section 3 workers and Section 3 business concerns. This document and accompanying Form 4737 and Form 4737A can be completed by businesses completing activities that use HCD funds.

Reporting on Section 3 Activities Tool: Public Housing Financial Assistance (HUD-60002A)

This HUD form is a sample tool for public housing entities to document necessary data to ensure compliance with the reporting requirements for the Section 3 program. This document is for reference only and should not be submitted to HUD.

Section 3 Business Concern Certification Sample Form

The sample form can help grantees certify and track Section 3 business concerns seeking a preference in contracting.

Key Changes of Section 3 Final Rule Summary Chart

This tool helps grantees and their subrecipients, contractors, and subcontractors understand the key changes to the Section 3 final rule.