HUD has released Notice CPD-21-09: Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended by the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992, Final Rule requirements for CDBG, CDBG-CV, CDBG-DR, CDBG-MIT, NSP, Section 108, and RHP projects. This notice provides guidance to Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), CDBG CARES Act (CDBG-CV), CDBG Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR), CDBG Mitigation (CDBG-MIT), Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP), and Recovery Housing Program (RHP) grantees and Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program (Section 108) borrowers (collectively, “grantees”) on the requirements for Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended by the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992 (Section 3). These requirements apply to CDBG, CDBG-CV, CDBG-DR, CDBG-MIT, NSP, Section 108, and RHP-assisted housing rehabilitation, housing construction, and other public construction projects.
This notice outlines the key changes made by the notice entitled, “Enhancing and Streamlining the Implementation of Section 3 Requirements for Creating Economic Opportunities for Low- and Very Low-Income Persons and Eligible Businesses,” (85 FR 61524) (“Final Rule”) published in the Federal Register on September 29, 2020 (codified at 24 CFR part 75) and provides guidance for tracking and reporting compliance with the new requirements. Refer to 24 CFR part 75 for any further updates on Section 3 requirements after the publication of this notice.