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 HUD funds provide low-income individuals with a
springboard for economic empowerment through direct participation
in construction and other activities that are designed to
physically improve and revitalize the communities in which they
HUD considers public housing authorities to be in compliance
with Section 3 if they meet the following minimum numerical
A. 30% of the aggregate number of new hires shall be Section 3
B. 10% of the total dollar amount of all covered construction
contracts shall be awarded to Section 3 business concerns; and
C. 3% of the total dollar amount of all covered
non-construction contracts shall be awarded to Section 3 business
Section 3 requirements apply to all contractors
and vendors who receive awards from public housing authorities.
If you are interested in business opportunities at PHA and want
to learn more about the procurement process and Section 3
requirements, please attend one of our monthly "Doing Business with
PHA" workshops. More information is available here.
Section 3 Policies and Forms
The updated policies were presented to the Board and approved
on April 26, 2012.
- 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 12 S. 23rd Street, 5th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103,
Attention: Section 3.
for residents seeking Section 3 preference in training and
Income limits are included in the PDF. Upon completing the Section
3 resident certification, please mail the original copy to 12 S.
23rd Street, 5th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103, Attention: Section
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).