For a copy of the Section 3 List, please contact
the Employment Development Coordinator via email at S3hire@oakha.org
SECTION 3 REQUIREMENTS
The Oakland Housing Authority (OHA) is committed to helping the residents of its communities achieve their individual goal of self-sufficiency by providing opportunities for training and employment. Section 3 of the Federal Housing Act of 1968 ("Section Y) requires that economic opportunities generated by certain U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development financial assistance shall, to the greatest extent feasible, be given to low-income persons, particularly those who are recipients of government assistance for housing, and to businesses that provide economic opportunities for these persons. Regulations governing the implementation of Section 3 are contained in 24 CFR Part 135.
Pursuant to these statutory and regulatory requirements, the Oakland Housing Authority has adopted the
Economic Opportunities Policy.
A Section 3 Business is defined as:
a. The business is 51 % or more owned by a Section 3 resident; or
b. The business' workforce consists of 30% or more of the full time, permanent workforce consists of Section 3 residents, or persons who were Section 3 residents with in 3 years of first employment; or
c. A business that subcontracts in excess of 25% or more of the total amount of the contract (including modifications) to (a) or (b) as identified in this paragraph.
SECTION 3 FORMS:
Contractor's Summary Guide to Section 3 Compliance
For Section 3 of Low-Income Residents:
Section 3 Employment Referral Form