Section 3 Initiatives

Learn more about funding including regulations for Section 3

Section 3 Program Overview & Initiatives

Section 3 is a provision of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Act of 1968 that promotes the employment and training of low-income individuals in the development and management of affordable housing.
The Section 3 program requires that recipients of HUD funding, including public housing authorities, developers, and contractors, provide training, employment, and other economic opportunities to low-income individuals and families living in the area where the project is located.

Who is section 3 for?

Section 3 Housing Initiatives are designed to help connect low-income individuals with employment and training opportunities in the construction and maintenance of affordable housing. These initiatives provide job training, apprenticeships, and other forms of workforce development to help low-income individuals gain the skills and experience necessary to secure stable, well-paying jobs in the housing industry.
Section 3 Housing Initiatives benefit both individuals and communities. By providing job training and employment opportunities to low-income individuals, Section 3 programs help break the cycle of poverty and provide a pathway to economic self-sufficiency. Additionally, the construction and maintenance of affordable housing helps to revitalize communities and provide safe, stable housing for families in need.

Enrollment in SJPHA section 3 program

If you are a low-income individual seeking employment and training opportunities in the housing industry, or if you are a developer or contractor interested in participating in a Section 3 program, contact us at to learn more about the benefits of Section 3 Housing Initiatives.