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You Should Know

CHA provides housing assistance to over 1,900 families in Columbia and Boone County.

Families pay 30% of their adjusted household income for rent.

Our Family Self-Sufficiency Programs help families develop five-year plans for self-sufficiency.

Contact Us

201 Switzler St.
Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 443-2556 phone
(800) 735-2966 TTY Relay

HUD Section 3 Brochure

What Is Section 3?


Section 3 is a provision of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Act of 1968 that helps foster local economic development, neighborhood improvement, and individual self-sufficiency. HUD investments in local communities represent one of the largest sources of federal funding, and the expenditure of these funds typically results in new contracts and jobs.


The Section 3 requirements stipulate that local low-income persons, and businesses that substantially employ those persons, receive priority consideration for a percentage of new training, employment, and contracting opportunities that are created from certain HUD funds. Please visit for more information on the requirements of Section 3.