Section 3

About Section 3

The Section 3 program requires the recipients of certian HUD financial assistance, to the greatest extent feasible, provide job training, employment opportunities, and/or contracting oppourtunities for low or very-low income residents in connection with projects and activities in their neighborhoods. Section 3 is a provision of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Act of 1968 that helps foster local economic improvement, and individual self sufficiency.  

Who's Eligible?

Section 3 Residents are public housing residents or persons who live in the area where a HUD-assisted project is located and whose household income falls below HUD’s low/very-low income limits.  Homeless persons and HUD’s Youthbuild participants are also considered Section 3 Residents.

  • The project area is the immediate area in which a project is in effect and includes the entire Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) i.e. Onondaga County
  • HUD’s Low/very-low income is defined as 80% - 50% respectively of the area’s median income. Click here for more info

A database of Section 3 Residents with skills in the following (construction related) areas: Labor • Painting • Installation • Electrical • Plumbing • HVAC • Masonry etc.,  is available.  A listing of Section 3 Residents with other professional skill sets may also be available.

(If you or someone whom you know would like to be added to our database of Section 3 Residents please submit your resume.  We will then contact you to schedule interview to determine your eligibility.)

For more information contact our Section 3 Coordinator at or (315) 470-4270.

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