February 25, 2010 at 6:57 pm #93465
Just about every community in America benefits from HUD-funded housing, rehabilitation, infrastructure improvements, and public facilities. Section 3, of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, requires that recipients of certain HUD financial assistance, to the greatest extent possible, provide job training, employment, and contract opportunities for low or very-low income residents in connection with projects and activities in their neighborhoods.
With HUD’s recent efforts to improve compliance and reporting of Section 3 requirements with its more than 5,000 direct recipients of federal funding, it is helpful to have a place like GovLoop to discuss and share success stories of communities who have done a great job of implementing the goals through outreach campaigns, workshops and training.
Have you been able to successfully communicate with Section 3 residents? Section 3 businesses?
What types of events and workshops have you hosted in your community to promote these types of economic opportunities? How do you promote them?
What changes have you made within your agency to improve the way that you monitor Section 3 compliance?
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