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LIPH  Staff

HCV Staff


​​​Elkhart Housing Authority

1396 Benham Ave. Elkhart Indiana  46516

What is Section 3?

It is a means by which HUD fosters local economic development, neighborhood economic improvement, and individual self-sufficiency. Section 3 is the legal basis for providing jobs for residents and awarding contracts to businesses in areas receiving certain types of HUD financial assistance.

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.

Section 3 Policy

Congress established the Section 3 policy to guarantee that the employment and other economic opportunities created by Federal financial assistance for housing and community development programs should, if possible, be directed toward low- and very-low income persons, particularly those who are recipients of government assistance for housing.

What is a Section 3 business & what types of economic opportunities are available under Section 3?

A business:

That is at least 51 percent or more owned by Section 3 residents,
Whose permanent, full-time employees include persons, at least 30 percent of whom are currently Section 3 residents, or within three years of the date of first employment with the business concern were Section 3 residents, or
That provides evidence of a commitment to subcontract in excess of 25 percent of the dollar award of all subcontracts to be awarded to a Section 3 business concern.
For more details on Section 3 go here:

Section 3 Business Concern Self-Certification Form

By Clicking "Submit", I affirm that the above statements are true, complete, and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief.  I understand that businesses who misrepresent themselves as Section 3 business concerns and report false information  may have their contracts terminated as default and barred from ongoing and future considerations for contracting opportunities.  I hereby certify, under penalty of law, that the following information is correct to the best of my knowledge.

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