Over the last eight decades HUD has evolved itself to continuously meet the needs of our community’s most vulnerable families, which extend beyond the boundary of providing a safe, clean and affordable place to call home. Programs like section 3 were created as a strategy that would empower residents of government-funded affordable housing programs and low-income workers to a life of self-sufficiency and independence.
Section 3 advocates for local economic development, neighborhood economic improvement and individual self-sufficiency, requiring that HUD funded contractors to the greatest extent feasible, provide job training employment opportunities and contracting opportunities for low or very low-income residents in our community.
This series is an inside look at how folks approached the future through Section 3, with a forward-focused mindset, as something to be created and nurtured in the present moment. The takeaway for today: make choices and commitments, and take action, with tomorrow in mind.