Section 3 Program



Developments awarded federal funds such as HOME or Risk Share for its construction and/or rehabilitation, are subject to 24 CFR Part 135 which govern the application of the Section 3 Act ("Section 3").

If you are a resident or a business, and you think you are eligible for Section 3 preference in hiring or training opportunities, you may contact us additional information regarding the certification process. Eligibility for preference in hiring or training opportunities is based on household income, and not on ethnicity or gender. Certification as Section 3 eligible is not a guarantee of employment or a contract.

How to View Plans

For information on viewing plans for bidding purposes, please contact the general contractor named on the list of Federally Funded Developments and Contact Information. Plans may also be viewed at the offices of MHDC in St. Louis and Kansas City, depending upon the location of the development. To ensure the availability of plans for your review, we encourage you to call prior to coming to the office, as plans are not delivered to MHDC at any one particular time. To make arrangements for viewing plans, please call Racheal Wood at (816) 800-8922.

How to get Certified

There are several agencies that will certify a business to be Section 3 eligible. Each agency may have different criteria for the certification process. If you are interested in becoming Section 3 certified, please contact any of the following:

  • Kansas City
    City of Kansas City, Human Relations Department at 816.513-1836
    Full Employment Council at 816.471.2330
  • St. Louis
    St. Louis Housing Authority at 314-531-4770
  • Outstate Areas
    MHDC – Racheal Wood at (816) 800-8922

Additional Section 3 Information and Training Opportunities

Kansas City

City of Kansas City Section 3 Office

Full Employment Council Kansas City

Housing Authority of Kansas City



St. Louis

Mo-Kan St. Louis Construction Contractors Assistance

St. Louis Housing Authority

St. Louis Minority Business Suppliers Council


Associated General Contractors - Missouri Chapter

Minority Contractors Initiative 314.941.4746


Carpenter Training Programs

Economic Security Corporation, Joplin


HUD Office of Fair Housing Washington D.C.


YouthBuild USA