Section 3 Opportunities and Employment
What is Section 3
The HUD Act of 1968 - Section 3 is a means by which the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD, helps foster local economic development, neighborhood economic improvement, and individual self-sufficiency. Section 3 is the basis for providing jobs for residents in areas receiving certain types of HUD financial assistance.
If you live in government-assisted housing OR if your household income falls below HUD's household income guidelines, you may qualify as a Section 3 Resident.
Section 3 helps low-income residents gain the skills and jobs needed to become self-sufficient. The program also provides opportunities for qualified, low-income business owners to receive preference in bidding on HUD-funded contracts.
The Sarasota Housing Authority is committed to offering job opportunities for Section 3 Residents to the greatest extent possible. SHA provides job training, employment, and contract opportunities for low- or very-low income residents in connection with projects and activities that SHA oversees. Currently there are Section 3 job opportunities available with the development of our new sites located on N. Tuttle Ave. and MLK Way.
*** Section 3 Resident is defined as:
1) A Public Housing Resident or Section 8 recipient
2) A Low or Very Low-Income person residing in the metropolitan area or;
3) Non-metropolitan County in which the Section 3 covered assistance is expended
If you feel you are Section 3 eligible and would like to apply to one of the job sites, please visit Suncoast Workforce located at 3660 N. Washington Blvd. to complete the necessary documents. You will be required to list all of your qualifying skills to be considered for employment