Section 3 Individual Certification

Section 3 Individual Certification

The purpose of Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 is to ensure that economic opportunities be directed to low-income persons and to businesses which provide economic opportunities to low-income persons.

Section 3 Individual Application
Section 3 Registry - Certified Individuals

How does Section 3 benefit me?

There are real benefits to attaining a Section 3 Certification. The City of San Antonio receives HUD sourced funding for housing rehabilitation, housing new construction, public infrastructure improvements, public facilities, park improvements, and economic development projects.  The City has set a thirty percent (30%) of the aggregate number of new hires during a one year period of the project. (Example: A construction contractor hires 10 new workers. Three of the new workers should be Section 3 eligible persons.)

There are significant economic opportunities for certified individuals.  All you have to do is to get certified!  GMA staff will maintain a listing of all certified individuals by trade and location.  This list will be provided to participating contractors and program partners to meet Section 3 hiring and contract goals.

Individual Section 3 Certification Qualification:

Do you work in one of these Section 3 Trades?

Administrative/
Management
Services Construction
Accounting Payroll
Research
Bookkeeping
Purchasing
Word Processing
Appliance Repair Florists
Marketing
Carpet Installation
Janitorial
Photography
Catering
Landscaping
Printing
Computer/Information
Manufacturing
Transportation
Architecture
Bricklaying
Carpentry
Cement/Masonry
Demolition
Drywall
Electrical
Elevator Construction
Engineering
Fencing
Heating
Iron Works
Machine Operation
Painting
Plastering
Plumbing
Surveying
Tile Setting

Does your household income must meet the income criteria by household size:

FY 2014 80% AMI - Income Limits (Household Size)
1 2 3 4 5 6
$32,950 $37.650 $42,350 $47,050 $50,850 $54,600
What happens after I fill out the intake form?

GMA staff will initiate the application process and review each intake form.  Staff will contact you concerning any additional required documentation.  The application process will be held in a pending status until all incomplete or missing documentation is provided and approved.

After all documentation has been reviewed by staff, GMA will issue a Certification Letter which is good for a period of 3 years.  Your trade information will be added to a registry for hiring opportunities.