"Understanding Section 3" Training Curriculum


In order to bolster the capacity of HUD’s funding recipients and Section 3 businesses regarding the Section 3 provision, HUD has developed the Understanding Section 3 training curriculum. The overall objective of the training curriculum is to provide participants with the tools and resources necessary to become well-versed and knowledgeable in this provision of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 and its implementing regulations.

This online, self-directed training curriculum consists of ten modules that cover a variety of Section 3 relevant topics.


  1. Purpose, Goals, and Definitions
  2. Applicability and Programs Covered
  3. Thresholds and Benchmarks
  4. Reporting and Recordkeeping
  5. Implementation Tips
  1. Procurement Strategies
  2. Compliance and Monitoring
  3. Best Practices
  4. Opportunity Portal
  5. Business Registry

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the training modules, the user should have a better understating of the provision and be better positioned to comply with Section 3 requirements and guidance.

Additional Resources

More information on Section 3, such as program support, policy guidance, FAQs, and trainings, are available on the Section 3 page on the HUD Exchange.

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This training designed to assist the user in better understanding the definition of Section 3 and how to comply with its requirements.

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