MWBE & Section 3 Information

Minority & Women Owned Business Enterprises & Section 3 Employment Opportunities

The Orange County Office of Community Development (OCD) works to ensure that minority and women owned business enterprises (MBE-WBE) are given an opportunity to bid on projects financed by HUD funds, pursuant to Executive Orders 11625, 12432 and 12138 and 24 CFR 85.36(e). In addition, under Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, wherever certain HUD financial assistance is given and exceeds thresholds which trigger Section 3, economic opportunities will be given, to the greatest extent feasible, to low income local residents and businesses.

You can visit the NYS Empire Development/ Division of Minority and Women-Owned Business Development (DMWBD) website. On this newly designed webpage, you will find information related to the certification process, resources for technical assistance, MWBE Events, and a certified vendor registry search tool to help you find New York State certified MBE-WBEs.