Section 3 Office
The Section 3 Division regulates the City’s federal requirements related to the Section 3 HUD Act of 1968, as amended. The act intends to foster local and neighborhood economic development and increase individual self-sufficiency. The Section 3 Division certifies businesses and individuals as Section 3 Business Enterprises or Section 3 Workers.
The City of Kansas City, Mo., is responsible for administering more than $9 million in Section 3 covered by Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding. In 2006, Kansas City was the subject of a Section 3 Compliance Review, which resulted in a number of findings of noncompliance. Accordingly, Kansas City made Section 3 compliance a priority by creating the Section 3 Division within the Human Relations Department.
This division works closely with the City’s Contract Compliance Division, Office of Community Development and potential Section 3 residents/contractors. As a result, the City has developed aggressive and innovative strategies for complying with the requirements of Section 3 and has exceeded the numerical goals for contracting and employment opportunities found at 24 CFR § 135.30.
Robert J. Mohart Multi-Purpose Center
3200 Wayne Ave., Suite 108
Kansas City, MO 64109
For those businesses seeking Small Business Assistance, please contact Rick Usher, assistant city manager, City of Kansas City, MO at 816-513-6559 or Chester Thompson, president, Black Economic Union (BEU) at 816-471-5399.