Hampton Roads Section 3 Compliance Resources
What is Section 3?
Section 3 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.
To strengthen the economic parity of Section 3 residents, Section 3 certified, minorities and Women contractors.
To maximize competition and reach optimal diversity in procurement with NRHA.
Develop and implement comprehensive, integrated strategies that promote economic opportunities, awareness and inclusion for our Section 3 constituents, minorities and women in business.
Facilitate favorable conditions to enhance the capacity for Section 3, minority and woman owned contractors to do business with NRHA.
Consistent with Presidential Executive Orders 11625, 12135 and 12432 and Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Act of 1968 and Executive Order 29 of the Commonwealth of Virginia, NRHA has developed a wide-range plan for outreach, education, training and marketing to support our Section 3 residents, Section 3 certified businesses and Disadvantage Business Enterprise goals.
The cusp of our outreach efforts are competition and diversity. We endeavor to educate the business community on how NRHA (the Authority) does business, stimulate broad interest and optimize competition and diversity in procurement. The Office of Economic Opportunities disseminates valuable “how to” information and forecasts economic opportunities to help eliminate the intimidation factor for Section 3 and MWBE contractors and businesses. We also seek to generate greater enthusiasm for other contractors and businesses as well.
We endeavor to:
- Support participation of Section 3 and MWBE businesses and increase their procurement opportunities generated by the Authority and its revitalization projects.
- Conduct concerted outreach including education, training, and marketing to the Section 3 and MWBE business communities.
- Conduct concerted outreach to educate developers and prime contractors with regard to Section 3 mandates and NRHA requirements.
- Establish interdepartmental policies and procurement procedures to support Section 3 compliance and outreach to MWBE contrators and businesses.
- Coordinate referrals for employment, training and contracting opportunities.
- Monitor contractors’ performance and compliance to ensure their contractual obligations are met in accordance with the procurement policies and regulations promulgated by NRHA, HUD and the Virginia Commonwealth.
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- About NRHA
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- Statistical Summary
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Freedom of Information Act
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