Section 3 is the basis for providing jobs to residents and awarding contracts to businesses in areas receiving certain types of HUD financing. Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 [12 U.S.C. 1701u and 24 CFR Part 135] represents HUD's policy for providing preference for new employment, training, and contracting opportunities created from the usage of covered HUD funds to low- and very low-income residents of the community where certain funds are spent (regardless of race or gender), and the businesses that substantially employ these persons.

For questions regarding Section 3, please contact Melanie Veal at (513)868-5211 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Section 3 Residents

Section 3 Residents are residents of Public and Indian Housing or individuals that reside in the metropolitan area or non-metropolitan county in which the Section 3 covered assistance is expended and whose income do not exceed the local income criteria of low- or very low-income. Low income is defined as 80% or below the median income of that area. Very low income is defined as 50% or below the median income of that area. If you are a resident seeking Section 3 preference training and employment, please complete thePDF form Section 3 Resident Certification ONLINE FORM Please make sure to open in Adobe Reader to complete the online PDF form, then save it to your local computer.  Once completed, please email this to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.