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.
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