Section 3 Employment and Training

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?

Step 1:

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.

Step 2:

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.

Step 3:

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.

Application Checklist

  • Obtain a Section 3 Application Packet from IHA Resident Relations Department
    • Complete the enclosed employment application
    • Provide proof of residency
      • Copy of lease
      • Copy of Citizen’s Gas, Indianapolis Power & Light Company and AT&T bill with name and current address
    • Identification
      • Driver’s license with Social Security Card
      • Indiana State issued identification card with Social Security Card
  • Select a Job Readiness Program to attend
    • Documentation that a job readiness program has been completed

Section 3 Employment Opportunities

  • Class A or B CDL Drivers
  • Carpenter
  • Electrical Apprentice
  • Trimmers
  • General Laborers/Material Handler
  • Project Engineer
  • Lawn Maintenance
  • Painters
  • Glazier Apprentice

Non-Section 3 Employment Opportunities

  • USPS - Rural Carrier Associates.
  • CSX Freight Conductor - Please send resumes to ksimmons@indplsul.org
  • Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel - Room Service Server, Outlet Server, Director of Finance, Accounts Payable Agent, Front Desk Manager, Executive Meeting Specialist, Bartender, Steward, Club Lounge Attendant, Room Attendant, Human Resources Coordinator, House Attendant/Public Space