HUD Section 3 Program
Section 3 of the
Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 [24 CFR Part 135] is a Regulation of
the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that attempts to provide
economic and employment opportunities to low-income residents and businesses
when certain HUD funds are used for construction.
It is a policy of the
City of Long Beach that when a construction project contains HUD Section 3
regulations, that best efforts are to be utilized to meet Section 3
requirements. Contractors shall cooperate with the City and its
representatives regarding compliance with Section 3 regulations and shall
cause its employees and subcontractors to cooperate with the City in
complying with Section 3. The City will provide assistance to Contractor in
complying with Section 3 HUD regulations.
For more information on
how to comply with the City of Long Beach’s Section 3 Policy, please read
the Compliance Guidelines and Attachments.
For information on how
to complete outreach, please use the City of Long Beach HUD Best Efforts Submittal Package 2017 and see our HUD
Section 3 Frequently Asked Questions.
HUD Section 3
The City of Long Beach has a created a certification
process for contractors and businesses that would like to be included in our
HUD Section 3 database. To be eligible for certification contractors must
meet one of the following qualifications:
- Fifty-one percent of
the business has to be owned by a resident of Los Angeles County/Orange
County and who meet the income guidelines; or
- 30% or more of your
permanent workforce is comprised of residents who live in Los Angeles
County/Orange County and who meets the income guidelines.
Contractors and businesses that are seeking certification can register and
obtain HUD Section 3 certification through the City's online bid management
system or by
downloading the application.
View a list of the HUD Section 3
certified businesses below.