Section 3 Policy

Section 3 of The Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701u) (Section 3) requires The Housing Authority of the City of New Britain (“NBHA”) to ensure that employment and other economic and business opportunities generated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) financial assistance, to the greatest extent feasible, are directed to public housing residents and other low-income persons, particularly residents of government housing assistance, and business concerns that provide economic opportunities to low- and very-low income persons.

It is the policy of NBHA to require its contractors to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran’s or marital status, or economic status and to take affirmative action to ensure that both job applicants and existing employees are given fair and equal treatment.

NBHA implements this policy through the awarding of contracts to contractors, vendors, and suppliers, to create employment and business opportunities for residents of NBHA and other qualified low- and very low-income persons residing in the City of New Britain, CT. All Section 3 activities shall be administered by the “Section 3 Coordinator”, who shall be the Executive Director or other individual he or she has authorized in writing.

The policy shall result in a reasonable level of success in the recruitment, employment, and utilization of NBHA residents and other eligible persons and business by contractors working on contracts partially or wholly funded with the HUD monies. The NBHA shall examine and consider a contractor’s or vendor’s potential for success by providing employment and business opportunities to residents prior to acting on any proposed contract award.

The NBHA will incorporate Section 3 in its existing Procurement Policy and a Section 3 Contracting Policy and Procedure, containing goal requirements for awarding contracts to Section 3 Business Concerns, will be included in all procurements generated for use with HUD funding.

Prior to submitting bid proposals to the NBHA, all contractors/businesses seeking Section 3 preference must complete certifications, as appropriate, as acknowledgement of the Section 3 contracting and employment provisions required by this Policy. Such certifications shall be adequately supported with appropriate documentation as referenced in herein.

This Policy also contains goal requirements for awarding contracts to Small Disadvantaged Businesses (formerly Minority and Women Business Enterprises (M/WBE).

To view the Policy in its’ entirety, please click SECTION 3 POLICY.