This letter is jointly signed by leadership from the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Labor.  

It highlights the importance of Section 3 as a hiring opportunity for former YouthBuild participants to join Section 3 construction work sites and encourages HUD contractors to hire such YouthBuild participants to make their contract proposals more competitive.  It also encourages registered apprenticeship sponsors, contractors, and YouthBuild programs to work together to create registered apprenticeship opportunities in construction for YouthBuild participants.