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Section 3

The purpose of Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 is to provide economic and employment opportunities to low- and very-low income individuals. Section 3 requires recipients of certain types of HUD funding to ensure to the “greatest extent feasible” that a certain percentage of the job training, employment, and contracting opportunities that arise from the expenditure of the funds benefit low- and very-low income individuals.

  • Economic Opportunities are available under Section 3

    Jobs and employment opportunities resources are available through the Resident Services Unit (RSU).

    Section 3 (24 CFR Part 135) is a provision of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. § 1701u) and the regulations promulgated by the United States Department and Housing and Urban Development (24 C.F.R. part 135) that require contractors and subcontractors to direct their efforts, to the greatest extent feasible, to provide training and employment opportunities, to qualified Section 3 Residents.

    Section 3 Residents are:

    1. Public Housing residents.
    2. Residents of Miami-Dade County, who are low - or very-low income persons.

    If you are seeking training and employment opportunities, complete the Section 3 Job Referral Intake Form and submit to Public Housing and Community Development (PHCD), Section 3 Coordinator, via regular mail or hand delivery to 701 N.W 1st Court, 16th Floor, Miami, Florida 33136; or by fax to 786-469-4151; or by email to [email protected] with “Job Referral Intake Form” listed in the subject line.

    The information you are providing on this form will be used for referral of Section 3 Residents to vendors awarded Section 3 Covered Contracts, upon request, for potential training and employment opportunities.


  • Vendor Training and Contracts

    A business that is owned (51% or more) by Section 3 residents can qualify to participate as a Section 3 Business.

    Businesses that employ Section 3 residents full time (30% or more of permanent staff) are also eligible to participate in the Section 3 Program and can submit the Section 3 Business Application .

    Preference in the award of Section 3 covered contracts that are awarded under a sealed process may be provided as follows:

    • Bids shall be solicited from all business, Section 3 business concerns (MDPHCD's Section 3 Certified Business and non-Section 3 business concerns).
    • If no responsive bid received by a Section 3 business concern the contract shall be awarded to a responsible bidder with the lowest responsive bid.
    • If bids received include bidders that are a Section 3 business concern, the contract award shall be made to the qualified Section 3 business concern with the highest priority ranking(*) and with the lowest responsive bid, provided the bid is:
    • Within the maximum total contract price established for the specific project for which bids are taken and
    • Not more than "X" higher than the total bid price of the lowest responsive bid from any responsible bidder.
      (See Section 3 Fact Sheet for details).

Phone Number(s)

Email / Mail

Locations and Hours

  • Overtown Transit Village North

    701 NW 1st Court, Miami, FL 33136
    16th Floor
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Public Housing and Community Development
Michael Liu, Director

Overtown Transit Village North
701 NW 1st Court, Miami, FL 33136
786-469-4100 | [email protected]786-469-4100 | [email protected]

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