Section 3

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As a resident of RRHA, we work hard to help you build the skills needed to support both yourself and your family. Certain residents may be eligible for job training, employment opportunities, or contract opportunities in projects or activities in RRHA neighborhoods.

This initiative is included under the Section 3 Program, a directive under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to boost local economic development, neighborhood improvement, and individual self-sufficiency.

Who qualifies as a Section 3 Resident?

  • Public housing residents or HCVP/Section 8 residents;
  • Persons who live in the City of Richmond and who have a household income that falls below HUD income limits. The Section 3 Individual household income must meet the income criteria by household size:

FY 2016 80% AMI – Income Limits (Household Size)

1 2 3 4 5 6
$34,800 $39,800 $44,750 $49,700 $53,700 $57,700

What is a Section 3 Business?

A Section 3 business is one that:

  • Is owned 51 percent or more by Section 3 residents,
  • Employs Section 3 residents for at least 30 percent of its full-time staff, or
  • Provides evidence of a commitment to subcontract to Section 3 business concerns, 25 percent or more of the amount of the awarded contract.

RRHA applies preferences on bids or proposals of Contractors who are Section 3-certified businesses. Prior to receiving a preference, Contractors must demonstrate both responsiveness to the bid/proposal and responsibility to complete the project as specified in the solicitation. To apply for the Section 3 Business Certification, download the application.

For current bid and proposal opportunities, [please link to the RFP, IFB, etc. page.]

To learn more about the Section 3 program, click here. You can also contact RRHA’s Section 3 Coordinator at (804) 780-3450 or