As a recipient of HOME Funds, the Yakima County HOME Consortium (HOME) is required to develop programs that will "affirmatively further fair housing". HUD, which allocates these and other funds, requires grant recipients to examine the local housing market and identify barriers to fair housing choice, and implement a plan to address any identified housing barriers for protected classes. The Analysis of Impediments (AI) for HOME was updated in February 2015.
The Section 3 Business Registry, which operated for two years as a pilot program in five metropolitan areas (New Orleans, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, and Washington DC), has now been rolled out nationwide. This Registry will make it much easier for recipients to comply with Section 3 contracting requirements.
Businesses can register, and recipients, contractors, and those looking for work can find Section 3 businesses by using HUD's Section 3 Business Registry web page: www.hud.gov/Sec3biz
Additional information and brochures on Section 3 on the HUD Section 3 web page at: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/section3/section3