NOVEMBER 11, 2021

Section 3 & Housing Expo!

The Section 3 and Housing Expo is the end of year annual gathering to assist Resident Owned Enterprises and MBE's with a guided map as to how to access and navigate the billions of contracting dollars available through HUD's federal public housing entities.

This virtual convening was created to bring HUD's Section 3 Registry to life. Understanding that the "greatest extent feasible" efforts must go beyond an e-blast to registered Section 3 business concerns, the Section 3 ME quarterly tradeshow will help close the gaps of more than $16 million per week in wages for low-income (Section 3) residents.

Become familiar with Section 3 (Click below to download the Section 3 Fact Sheet):

Section3 Fact Sheet.pdf

Read more about this $ 16 million per week in wages in HUD Regulatory Impact Analysis:

Section_3_RIA (Regulatory Impact Analysis).pdf


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