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Section 3 Certified Contractor

Hemphill Construction Company & Suncoast Infrastructure are Section 3 Certified Contractors. If you are a Section 3 resident, you are eligible for preference in employment opportunities with our organization. To request preference, you must be a Section 3 resident, complete the required Section 3 certification form and provide supporting documentation to confirm your eligibility.

What is Section 3?
Section 3 is a provision of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Act of 1968 that helps foster local economic development, neighborhood economic improvement, and individual self-sufficiency. The Section 3 program requires that recipients of certain HUD financial assistance, to the greatest extent feasible, provide job training, employment, and contracting opportunities for low- or very-low income residents in connection with projects and activities in their neighborhoods.

Who are Section 3 residents?

• Public housing residents or
• Persons who live in the area where a HUD-assisted project is located and who have a household income that falls below HUD’s income limits.

Determining Income Levels

• Low income is defined as 80% or below the median income of that area.
• Very low income is defined as 50% or below the median income of that area.

Who receives priority under Section 3?

• Persons in public and assisted housing
• Persons in the area where the HUD financial assistance is spent
• Participants in HUD Youthbuild programs
• Homeless persons

How do I request Section 3 preference?

• Answer yes to Section 3 preference on your employment application;
• Complete the HUD Section 3 resident certification form for your county of residence; and
• Provide the employer with documentation of your Section 3 eligibility (public housing lease, federal assistance receipt or tax return)

For more information on the Section 3 program, visit your local HUD office or go to

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