HUD Notice Provides Section 3 Guidance for HOME and HTF Programs

HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) issued Notice CPD-21-07 providing guidance for HOME Investment Partners Program participating jurisdictions (PJs) and national Housing Trust Fund (HTF) grantees regarding the new Section 3 regulations. In the context of HOME and HTF, Section 3 requirements apply to housing rehabilitation and housing construction; they do not apply to direct homebuyer assistance or tenant-based rental assistance (TBRA). For other HUD programs, in addition to new construction and rehabilitation, Section 3 applies to other public construction projects (e.g., public improvements and public facilities) assisted by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and several others. CPD issued Notice CPD-21-09 providing guidance pertaining to CDBG and a number of other programs.

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