Section 3 (1)
“Make choices and commitments, and take action, with tomorrow in mind”
Section 3 (2)
“Better yourself, better your family, better your life”
Section 3 (3)
“Promoting stability and self-sufficiency to Section 3 Residents.”
Section 3 (4)
“Offering you an opportunity to financial success”
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HUD Section 3

The purpose of the Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 is to “ensure that employment and other economic opportunities generated by certain HUD financial assistance shall, to the greatest extent feasible, and consistent with existing Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, be directed toward low and very 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.”

RHA works to ensure the provision of employment, training, contracting, and other economic opportunities to its residents and other low-income persons. In doing so, RHA utilizes Section 3 as a means of promoting stability and self-sufficiency to Section 3 Residents.

Section 3 Job Bank

RHA has created a Job Bank for residents of the Rockford Housing Authority and residents of the metropolitan area to self-certify as low-income or very low-income. Once you self-certify through our site you will then receive job alerts from our contractor/vendor base. You will also be notified of other Section 3 opportunities in our community.

Don’t have a resume? No problem! During the application process, we compile your information into a pdf that you can use to apply for listed jobs. Signing up for the RHA Job Bank is as easy as 1-2-3! If this opportunity interests you, then click the button below to go to the RHA page and sign up:

Section 3 Vlogs

Over the last eight decades, HUD has evolved itself to continuously meet the needs of our community’s most vulnerable families, which extend beyond the boundary of providing a safe, clean and affordable place to call home. Programs like section 3 were created as a strategy that would empower residents of government-funded affordable housing programs and low-income workers to a life of self-sufficiency and independence.

Section 3 advocates for local economic development, neighborhood economic improvement, and individual self-sufficiency, requiring that HUD-funded contractors to the greatest extent feasible, provide job training employment opportunities and contracting opportunities for low or very low-income residents in our community.

This series is an inside look at how folks approached the future through Section 3, with a forward-focused mindset, as something to be created and nurtured in the present moment. The takeaway for today: make choices and commitments, and take action, with tomorrow in mind.