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Section 3 Program

601 Lakeside Ave., Rm 320
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
P: 216.664.4000
F: 216.420.4006
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Certification as a Section 3 Business

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  • Businesses for which 30% of its employees meet income guidelines (form D)
  • Businesses owned (51% ownership) by someone who meets income guidelines (form D)

Section 3 Reporting Requirements

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Section 3 (of the Housing & Urban Development Act of 1968) is a requirement which sets goals for the participation of Section 3-Certified Contractors and the employment of Section 3 Residents (low income) for HUD-funded construction projects in the City:

  • 30 % of new hires by participating contractors must be Section 3 Residents
  • 10 % of the total dollar amount for building trades work (construction awards) must go to Section 3-certified contractors
  • 3 % of all other covered contracts (non-construction awards) must go to Section 3-certified businesses.

At the beginning of each contractor’s participation in a construction project, a contractor must submit:

  • Form A – Core Construction and Non-Construction Awards Report
  • Form B – Section 3 Clause Acknowledgment
  • Form C – Core Employees List
  • Form D – For each Core Employee who is a Section 3 Resident of Cleveland

At the end of each quarter (January 15, April 15, July 15, and October 15) a contractor must submit:

  • Form A – An updated Core Construction and Non-Construction Awards Report
  • Form E – Workforce Utilization Report
  • Form D – For each new hire who is a Section 3 resident of Cleveland 

Department of Community Development
Daryl P. Rush Esq., Director
601 Lakeside Ave. Room 320
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

P: 216.664.4000
F: 216.664.4006
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Mission Statement

   
 

We are committed to improving the quality of life in the City of Cleveland by strengthening our neighborhoods through successful housing rehabilitation efforts, commercial rehabilitation efforts, new housing construction, homeownership, and community focused human services.


– Community Development