Under Section 3 of the HUD Act of 1968, wherever HUD financial assistance is expended for housing or community development, to the greatest extent feasible, economic opportunities will be given to Section 3 residents and businesses in that area.
IHA is committed to Section 3 by ensuring that all contractors and subcontractors awarded HUD-funded contracts through the IHA, shall take all necessary and reasonable steps to provide meaningful training and full-time, permanent employment to Section 3 residents, with IHA public housing residents being a priority.
Additional information about Section 3 can be found at http://www.hud.gov/section3.
Resident Hiring Requirements
The IHA has adopted the following scale for resident hiring that is to be used on all construction contracts, service contracts and professional service contracts that contain a labor component. It is expected that an appropriate number of residents with particular qualifications or a willingness to begin unskilled labor will be able to participate in IHA-contracted labor efforts. A prime contractor may/may not satisfy IHA resident hiring requirements through its subcontractors.
How Do I Access Section 3?
Public housing residents, Section 8 participants and general public applicants meeting eligibility requirements will be required to obtain a Section 3 packet from the Resident Relations Department. Interested applicants can (1) obtain an information packet from our agency at 1935 N. Meridian Street entrance information desk or (2) call 261-7266 to request a packet be mailed to you.
Attend a Resident Relations Job Readiness Program offered in one of our seven family housing communities and/or attend an employment readiness session at a Work One Center.
After completing a job readiness program, schedule an appointment with our Section 3 Coordinator by calling 261-7266. On the day of your appointment, bring your completed Section 3 packet.
Section 3 Employment Opportunities
Non-Section 3 Employment Opportunities