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Announcement: PHA Section 3 Final Rule Training Series

Register Today: 2022 PHA Section 3 Final Rule Training Series

Section 3 is a provision of the HUD Act of 1968 that promotes local economic development, neighborhood economic improvement, and individual self-sufficiency. To the greatest extent possible, Section 3 requires that recipients of certain HUD financial assistance provide job training and employment opportunities to low- or very low-income residents in connection with projects and activities in their neighborhoods.

Effective November 30, 2020, the new Section 3 Final Rule is designed to improve a focus on economic opportunity outcomes while simultaneously reducing the regulatory burden on those entities that receive those funds.

Register today for this virtual training series which will discuss the key changes in the rule including:

  • Focusing on key outcome metrics, such as the sustained employment of individuals in targeted populations
  • Crediting retention of low- and very low-income employees and successful sustained employment in the reporting metrics
  • Aligning Section 3 reporting with standard business practices and payroll tracking methods
  • Allowing for tailored outcome benchmarks for different geographies and/or different projects
  • Reducing reporting requirements for grantees who are meeting outcome benchmarks
  • Integrating Section 3 oversight into the work of the program offices who are in regular contact with the grantees
  • Promoting the newly created portal to connect low- and very low-income people, who need jobs most, with businesses who have Section 3 job opportunities in their area

Training Objectives

This series will:

  • Introduce the purpose and scope of Section 3
  • Detail the Section 3 Final Rule and the key changes to the program
  • Identify administrative and implementation requirements as a result of the Section 3 Final Rule
  • Describe new Section 3 reporting requirements
  • Identify relevant resources

Who Should Attend?

This series is relevant to HUD public housing authorities (PHA) impacted by Section 3. This is the same training series offered in 2021. If you attended the training in 2021, please do not register again for this series.

Training Format

The two-day virtual training for PHAs will include two hours of instruction per day. Instruction will include presentations, exercises, and knowledge checks.

You must commit to attending both days of the training and be an active participant each day.

Schedule and Registration

Space is limited. Register as early as possible to secure your spot. Each delivery covers the same content. Please only register for one session.

You must have a HUD Exchange account to register. Follow these instructions for registering.
Training Delivery Dates and Times Registration
Small PHAs May 17 – 18, 2022
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
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Large PHAs May 24 – 25, 2022
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
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All PHAs June 7 – 8, 2022
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
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Training Point of Contact

Section 3 Final Rule Training Series Registrar |

[email protected]