PHA is committed to providing quality housing and economic
opportunities for our residents and the neighborhoods we serve. One
of the major vehicles for this is Section 3 of the HUD Act of 1968,
which requires that most contracts that will be paid using HUD
funds include commitments to provide low-income individuals with a
springboard for economic empowerment through direct participation
in construction and most other activities funded by HUD. Section 3
requirements apply to all contract awards from
public housing authorities, other than contracts for
materials and supplies.
HUD considers public housing authorities to be in compliance
with Section 3 if they and their contractors and subcontractors
(for contracts other than for materials and supplies) meet the
numerical goals for hiring and subcontracting:
A. Hiring Requirements
30% of the aggregate number of any new hires for purposes of
fulfilling any covered contract with PHA shall be Section 3
qualified individuals.; and
B. Subcontracting Requirements
1. Construction-type contracts: 10% of the total dollar
amount of all covered construction contracts shall be awarded to
Section 3 business concerns; and
2. Non-construction contracts: 3% of the total dollar
amount of all covered non-construction contracts shall be awarded
to Section 3 business concerns.
C. If A. and B. Are Demonstrably Not Feasible
If a contractor or subcontractor can demonstrate that with respect
to any contract subject to Section 3, it has no need or plan to
subcontract or hire, or that it has attempted, to the maximum
extent feasible, to meet Section 3 hiring and subcontracting goals,
but has been unable to meet those goals, the contractor may
substitute other economic opportunities. Often provision of such
opportunities consists of a contribution to a PHA scholarship
Section 3 Compliance Reporting System
Contractors and vendors that have contracts with PHA are
required to file Section 3 compliance reports on a quarterly basis
throughout the calendar year. To file a compliance report and
access the system, please select the link below. A list of
the information needed for the report can be found here. If there are any questions, please
contact the Section 3 Department at (215) 684-4318, email@example.com.
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Documents and Resources
- Documents needed for Section 3 Compliance
Download to view the list of documents needed for Section 3
- Forms for 2014 Section 3 Annual Report
Section 3 Policies and Forms
Revised August 2013.
- Section 3
Download answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Section
HUD's Section 3 website
Learn more about Section 3 on the U.S. Department of Housing and
Urban Development's website.
for business concerns seeking Section 3 preference in
Instructions for filling out the affidavit are included in the
PDF. Upon completing the affidavit, please mail the original,
notarized copy to 712 North 16th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130,
Attention: Section 3.
- Section 3
Residency Self Certification Form
Vendors must have Section 3 residents complete this form to verify
Section 3 residency. HUD Income limits are included.
Upon completing the Section 3 resident self-certification, please
mail the original copy to 712 North 16th Street, Philadelphia, PA
19130, Attention: Section 3.
Section 3 Job Bank Description Form
This form is to be completed by all Section 3 Vendors with any
of Section 3 Business Concerns (updated 11/7/11)
PHA is providing this list of companies that have identified
themselves as Section 3 business concerns for informational
purposes only. PHA in no way guarantees the accuracy of the
businesses' Section 3 certification, nor does PHA represent or
warrant the quality of the businesses' work or performance. It is
up to each prime contractor to conduct its own investigation into
the veracity of the Section 3 certification and into the
capabilities of the subcontractor it selects.
- Section 3
Summary Report (covering the period from January 1, 2011 to
December 31, 2011).