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Making Section 3 Work

Employment Training and Job Opportunities for Low-Income People

By Brad Caftel & Arthur Haywood

Section 3 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1968 targets low-income people for all employment, training, and contracting opportunities sponsored and funded by HUD. Few advocates are aware of Section 3, however, and few efforts have been made by HUD to enforce it. This column examines the revised 1992 version of Section 3 and how it can be used to provide economic opportunities for low-income people.

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