How to register as a Section 3 Business
Commitments and Compliance
- Section 3 Applicability
It is the intent and policy of the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (“HACLA”) to fully comply with Section 3 and to require its Contractors undertaking contracts to which Section 3 applies to demonstrate good faith effort to comply, to the greatest extent feasible, with Section 3 and the responsibilities described under the Section 3 Policy and Compliance Plan by providing economic opportunities to Section 3 Beneficiaries.
Contractors awarded a Section 3 Covered Contract and their subcontractors, if feasible, to prepare and submit and submit an Economic Opportunity Plan (EOP). The plan outlines the contractor’s and its subcontractor’s commitments to generate economic opportunities in compliance with Section 3. The EOP is incorporated into the contract and contractors are monitored for compliance.
- Job Commitments
Vendors who commit to hiring Section 3 Workers are required to submit HACLA their job specification and requirements as soon as possible. We strongly encourage contractors to use the Job Order form or provide HACLA their job bulletin listing qualifications, start date, work schedule, pay, and other relevant information. HACLA’s WorkSource Development team assists contractors and their subcontractors to conduct outreach and recruit qualified candidates for the open positions.
Upon hiring Section 3 Workers, vendors are required to submit Section 3 Worker Certification Form to HACLA’s Section 3 Compliance Administrator.
- Other Economic Opportunity Commitments
Contractors who commit to providing other economic opportunities, such as trainings, scholarships, apprenticeships, etc. work with the Section 3 Compliance Administrator to create a proposal. Following the approval of the proposal and contract execution, the Section 3 team works with the contractors to execute the proposal.
Examples of Other Economic Opportunities
The list below illustrates economic opportunities offered by HACLA contractors who were unable to make hiring or subcontracting commitments. The list is not intended to be exclusive or exhaustive and is provided to contractors for the purpose of helping them develop their own economic opportunities for Section 3 Residents.
Law firms, material only, information technology, professional service providers and out of state contractors have provided the following:
- Maintenance and labor related trainings
- Apprenticeship Enrollments
- Certification Programs
See 24 CFR Part 75.5 and 75.25 for additional list of qualitative efforts.
Questions about the Section 3 program can be directed the Section 3 Compliance Administrator via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Section 3 Compliance
Vendors who perform work on Section 3 covered projects for the Housing Authority are monitored for compliance. Section 3 Compliance Report form is required to be submitted at completion of work or annually if work is ongoing to demonstrate good faith efforts and identify if benchmark goals are met. The Section 3 Compliance Report form provides detailed instructions on requirements and support documents to be attached.
The forms referenced here are available in fillable PDF format at Forms, Documents and Policies page.
- HUD Opportunity Portal
HUD's Opportunity Portal helps match Section 3 Workers to jobs and Section 3 Businesses to contracting opportunities. You are encouraged to use the portal to demonstrate your good faith efforts to comply with Section 3 requirements by posting jobs and subcontracting opportunities on the portal. HUD Opportunity Portal is available at https://hudapps.hud.gov/OpportunityPortal/.