NLIHC has prepared a sample comment letter about HUD’s proposed Section 3 rule that organizations can adapt to their priorities. NLIHC urges residents and advocates to submit comments before the June 3 deadline.
The sample letter provides more than you may want to include in your own letter; just pare it back to suit your needs. The sample also has notes highlighted in yellow to give you context relating to some of the comments. (Be sure to delete the yellow highlighted text before sending your own letter.) To the extent you can, put your comment letter in your own words – HUD may discount comments that look mass-produced.
Some of the concepts referred to toward the end of the comment letter – e.g., “Section 3 worker,” “Section 3 business,” “Targeted Section 3 worker,” and “Benchmark” – may seem confusing. It might help you understand them better by reading NLIHC’s revised “Summary and Analysis: Proposed Section 3 Regulation” or “Public Housing Parts of the Proposed Section 3 Regulation” (both modified May 13).
NLIHC’s sample comment letter is here.
“Summary and Analysis: Proposed Section 3 Regulation” (Modified May 13, 2019) is here.
“Public Housing Parts of the Proposed Section 3 Regulation” (Modified May 13, 2019) is here.
NLIHC’s draft comment letter is here.
An easy-to-read version of the proposed rule is here.