Hiring a Section 3 Business
The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 24, part 135 establishes regulations for certain recipients of HUD funds to make economic opportunities for low- and very low-income persons. The City of Oceanside is a recipient of CDBG and HOME funds which fall under this funding category. The City of Oceanside will place requirements upon any subrecipient, developer, and primary contractor of covered work to meet numerical goals.

The City of Oceanside and its subrecipients, developers, and primary contractors are required to make certain efforts toward hiring Section 3 residents and/or business concerns when CDBG or HOME funds are used for housing construction, rehabilitation, or other public construction work. Specific requirements and numerical goals are set for contractor, developers, and subcontractors for covered work with a contract of $100,000 and above. Although, any covered work funded with CDBG and HOME funds may make efforts when feasible to offer training and employment opportunities to Section 3 residents.

In an effort to assist its subrecipients, developers, and primary contractors find Section 3 Businesses for hire, the City of Oceanside made the opportunity available for Section 3 Businesses to self-certify themselves and be listed as such. The City of Oceanside will make this list available for all its subrecipients, developers, and primary contractors so that they may solicit Section 3 Businesses for covered work. 

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