Robert J. Mohart Multi-Purpose Center
3200 Wayne Avenue, Suite 108
Kansas City, MO 64109Phone:
816-513-6820Emails: Edwina.Jones@kcmo.org Deborah.Mason@kcmo.org Delores.Jackson@kcmo.org
The Section 3 Division serves to regulate 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 to 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.
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.