About Section 3 Information

What is Section 3?

Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Act of 1968 requires the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA) to ensure that employment, recruitment, and training are directed to public housing residents and other low-income persons, to the greatest extent feasible, particularly recipients of government housing assistance, and business concerns that provide economic opportunities to low- and very low-income persons (Section 3 Residents).

Outlined below are minimum requirements to be met by businesses performing work with SHRA. The minimum requirements are triggered by federal regulations and SHRA policy and require active involvement by the contractor and subcontractors in soliciting local employees and contractors. SHRA policy requires, to the greatest extent feasible, that employment and contracting opportunities be provided to Section 3 Residents and Section 3 Businesses.