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***Due to transmission issues, this evening\'s (1-18-22) City Council meeting is unlikely to be broadcast on Channel 15 as it normally would be. The meeting will remain available in person, on the website live stream, and on Zoom
A recording will also be available this week, as always. We apologize for the unanticipated issue, and any inconvenience caused by it.***

To Any Interested Businesses:

Our office is reaching out to local businesses to inform you of HUD’s Section 3 Business Registry.

Section 3 is a provision of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968. The purpose of Section 3 is to ensure that preference for employment, training and contracting opportunities generated from the expenditure of certain HUD funds is directed to local low- and very low-income persons (Income Limits Attached), particularly those who receive federal housing assistance, and businesses that are owned by or substantially employ such persons.

The Section 3 regulation at 24 CFR Part 135.36 provides preference to Section 3 businesses that submit responsible bids for contracts and subcontracts but does not guarantee the award of contracts.

Section 3 Frequently Asked Questions

Income Limits 2018

If you believe your business is qualified as a Section 3 and are interested in submitting an application for inclusion in the registry, or would like more information, please go to HUD’s Section 3 website

https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/section3/section3 or the local office in Springfield https://www.springfield-ma.gov/housing/index.php?id=section3-faq

 

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