Section 3 for Contractors / Vendors
HACA’s vision of alleviating poverty is a catalyst to economic development and job creation. Section 3 of the HUD Act of 1968, requires that HUD funds be directed to low-income residents, particularly those who are recipients of government assistance of housing. It also requires that HUD funds be awarded to business concerns that provide economic opportunities to low-income person.
What is a Section 3 Business Concern?A business that meets one of the following:
51% or more owned by Section 3 residents;
At least 30% of its full-time employees are Section 3 residents, or were Section 3 residents within three years of the date of first hire; or
Provide evidence of a commitment to subcontract to Section 3 business concerns, 25% or more of the dollar amount of the awarded contract.
HACA will provide preference to qualified Section 3 business concerns per HACA’s procurement selection procedures. If you are interested to be included on HACA’s Section 3 Business Registry, submit your business certification form to the Section 3 Coordinator.
HACA ResourcesHACA Section 3 Forms
Guide for HACA Contractors
HACA Section 3 Plan
Business Concern Registry
HACA Business Opportunities
For more information contact:Section 3 Coordinator
Housing Authority of the City of Austin
1124 S. IH 35
Austin, TX 78747