The St. Louis Housing Authority’s (SLHA) Section 3 program ensures that employment and other economic opportunities generated by federal financial assistance for housing and community development programs shall, to the greatest extent feasible, be directed toward low income persons, particularly those who are recipients of government assistance for housing, and to business concerns which provide economic opportunities to low and very low income persons.
Who are Section 3 Residents?
Persons living in and around public housing that have been determined to have low and very low income.
What is Section 3?
It is a means by which HUD fosters local economic development, neighborhood economic improvement and individual self-sufficiency.
Section 3 is the legal basis for providing jobs for residents and awarding contracts to businesses in areas receiving certain types of HUD financial assistance.
Under Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, wherever HUD financial assistance is given for housing or community development, to the greatest extent feasible, economic opportunities will be given to residents and businesses in that area.
What kind of Economic Opportunities?
- Job Training
We coordinate with other agencies that provide job training in various industries.
Link residents with opportunities based on their experience and qualifications.
- Section 3 Contracts
Bid opportunities for those businesses or resident-owned businesses that qualify under Section 3 Business Development.
- Sign up for the Section 3 Business Registry: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/section3/section3