• Building Futures Initiative (BFI)

Section 3 –New Rule 24 CFR 75 ( pdf Read More Here (351 KB) )
Section 3 is a provision of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968. The purpose of Section 3 is to ensure that employment and other economic opportunities generated by certain HUD financial assistance shall, to the greatest extent feasible, and consistent with existing Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, be directed to low- and very low-income persons, particularly those who are recipients of government assistance for housing, and to business concerns which provide economic opportunities to low- and very low-income persons.

A Section 3 Business is defined as:
HUD has recently changed to definition of a Section 3 Business! HHA will be transitioning to this new definition:

  • 51% owned by a HHA resident(s) or HCV participant(s)
  • 51% owned by a low-income person(s)
  • A business where low-income persons make up 75% of the labor hours

Definition of a Section 3 Resident:

  • Public Housing residents;
  • Low-Income persons with incomes that do not exceed 80% or the median income for the Dade County Metropolitan Area;
  • Very Low-Income persons with incomes that do not exceed 50% or the median income for the Dade County Metropolitan Area

Section 3 Income

If you are seeking training and employment opportunities, complete the Section 3 Job Referral Intake Form below:


Referral Intake Form
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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.

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