Section 3 Job Bank

Job Bank Overview
The PHA Section 3 Job Bank is a resource that connects Section 3 residents with job opportunities with PHA vendors who make Section 3 hiring commitments.  Under Section 3, 30% of a vendor's new hires must be Section 3 residents.  While the Job Bank does not replace a vendor's own hiring process, it enables PHA to forward an applicant's information to PHA-contracted vendors who have Section 3 job opportunities.  However, PHA does not control which applicants, if any, its vendors eventually interview or hire.

Who is a Section 3 Resident?
A Section 3 residents is:

  1. a PHA resident; or
  2. a low or very low-income person who lives in the City of Philadelphia who has a household income that is low income or very low inclome under certain HUD income limits (these income limits are listed online on PHA's Section 3 website, on the Section 3 Residency Self Certification Form) .

While a Section 3 resident can apply to any job posted on the Job Bank, there is a mandatory preference under the law to residents residing in the area where the job originated.  All non-PHA resident Job Bank applicants must complete a Section 3 Residency Self Certification Form in order to participate in the Job Bank.

How to Apply for Section 3 Job Opportunities

Applicants can submit their information on-line, via email (in an attachment), mail, or in person. 


**All email or hard-copy submissions must include a note or cover letter specifying the job title and ID of the job being sought.


Post a Job Opportunity on the Job Bank
All employers are welcome to post positions on the Job Bank.  Please contact the Section 3 Program for more information.


Contact Us:

PHA Workforce Center at VAUX BPHS
Section 3 Job Bank Coordinator
2300 W. Master Street, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19121
Office: 215-684-4318



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