Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 (12 U.S.C. 1701U) as amended by Section 915 of the Housing and Community Development Action of 1992, ensures 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.” See additional information here.
WHA’s commitment to Section 3 is demonstrated by its requirement that all contractors and subcontractors awarded HUD funded contracts through the WHA take all necessary and reasonable steps to provide meaningful training and full-time, permanent employment to Section 3 residents, with WHA Public Housing residents being a priority.
If you are a WHA public housing resident or a participant in the Housing Choice Voucher Program and want to be considered for Section 3 employment and training opportunities, please contact the Section 3 coordinator or download the Section 3 Preference Income Verification Form and submit to:
Section 3 Coordinator
Wilson Housing Authority
301 E. Nash Street
Wilson, NC 27893
WHA is also committed to Section 3 by taking all necessary and reasonable steps to provide contracting opportunities to Section 3 business concerns. If you are a business seeking Section 3 certification and compliance information, please download the Section 3 Business Certification and mail it to the address above.