Promoting economic self-sufficiency and advancement through
training, job placement and entrepreneurial opportunities.
Section 3 is a provision of the Housing and Urban Development
(HUD) Act of 1968 that requires recipients of certain HUD financial
assistance (Public Housing Authorities) to help low-income
residents gain the skills and jobs needed to become
Business concerns can become Section 3 certified if they meet
one (1) of the following HUD guidelines:
HHA maintains a list of certified and recertified Section 3
Business Concerns and will add businesses to the list if they
provide sufficient evidence to deem them Section 3 compliant.
This list is shared with the City of Houston's Section 3
Coordinator and also made available on HHA's website to any
business, contractor, or subcontractor interested in work related
to HUD sourced projects.
Furthermore, HHA Section 3 certified business concerns will be
forwarded request for proposals and request for quotes for
contracts that of which vendors specialize.
The Housing Authority of Houston will certify you as a Section 3
Business upon receipt of a completed and notarized Section 3 Business Certification. In
addition your firm must retain documentation of your Section 3
status in a project file for each HHA awarded project. The Houston
Housing Authority considers this form adequate documentation of
Section 3 status; however additional documentation verifying
Section 3 compliance may be requested by the Authority at a later
List of HHA Section 3 Certified Vendors
Section 3 Policy