The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is pleased to announce the national expansion of the Section 3 Business Registry, which had been piloted previously in Detroit, New Orleans, Miami, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC. The Section 3 Business Registry allows businesses that meet one of the definitions of a Section 3 Business Concern to self-certify their status with HUD. It also offers a searchable online database of self-certified Section 3 business concerns that can be used by government agencies, Public Housing Authorities, developers, contractors and non-profits to notify Section 3 business concerns about the availability of local HUD-funded contracts. HUD anticipates that the Section 3 Business Registry will help increase the visibility of Section 3 business concerns and provide them better access to HUD-funded contracting opportunities in their communities. Additionally, the registry is a valuable tool to help recipients of covered HUD funding achieve compliance with the requirements of Section 3. Please visit www.hud.gov/sec3biz to learn more about HUD’s Section 3 Business Registry.