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Section 3 Guidebook Now Available on HUD Exchange

This Guidebook curates the latest guidance, tools, and resources for implementing and applying Section 3 to HUD funded projects and activities. The Guidebook also helps direct recipients of HUD funding comply with Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968.

The Guidebook begins with the evolution of Section 3 and highlights key differences between the Section 3 former rule and the new final rule. The Guidebook also provides general information on how to apply Section 3 in the field, compliance, complaints, and best practices.

View the Section 3 Guidebook

Additional Information and Resources

Section 3 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are available on HUD Exchange. The FAQs are divided into topics including:

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

Section 3 Office Hours

There are three remaining Section 3 Office Hours sessions. These sessions are only for participants who attended a 2021 Section 3 Final Rule Training Series session held between July – December 2021. Please note the session on February 8, 2022, is for Housing and Community Development (HCD) Financial Assistance recipients only, and the session on April 12, 2022, is for Public Housing Authority (PHA) Financial Assistance recipients only.

Date and Time Attendees Registration
February 8, 2022
1:30 – 3:00 PM EST
HCD only Register Now
March 3, 2022
3:30 – 5:00 PM EST
HCD & PHA Register Now
April 12, 2022
1:30 – 3:00 PM EDT
PHA only Register Now

Previous Section 3 Office Hours recordings are available on HUD Exchange. These sessions provided an opportunity for 2021 Section 3 Final Rule Training participants to ask questions about the training content and assist with implementing Section 3 in their policies and programs. View the recordings to hear questions and discussion about Section 3 planning and implementation.

For more information about Section 3, visit the Section 3 page on HUD Exchange.

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