June 12, 2024

Section 3

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BHP is committed to helping the residents of its public housing communities, its Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) holders, and other qualified low-income persons residing in the Brattleboro area (including Newfane, Brookline, Putney, Dummerston, Marlboro, Halifax, Guilford and Vernon) attain their goals of self sufficiency. BHP provides opportunities for these persons.

To achieve this, BHP, its staff, contractors and subcontractors will comply with requirements of Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Act of 1968 as amended (24 CFR Part 135).

The purpose of Section 3 is to ensure that employment and other economic opportunities generated by certain HUD financial assistance shall, to the greatest extent feasible, be directed to low- and very low-income residents, particularly those who are recipients of government assistance for housing, and to business concerns that provide economic opportunities to low and very low-income persons.

What is a Section 3 Business Concern?

A business that meets one of the following:

  • 51% or more owned by Section 3 residents.
  • At least 30% of its full-time employees are Section 3 residents, or were Section 3 residents within three years of the date of first hire.
  • Show that you are committed to being a Section 3 subcontractor that will follow BHP’s procurement selection procedures.
  • If you’re interested in signing up for BHP’s Section 3 Business Registry, submit your business certification form.

Who are Section 3 Residents?

  • A public housing resident.
  • A low income person residing in the the Brattleboro area (including Newfane, Brookline, Putney, Dummerston, Marlboro, Halifax, Guilford and Vernon).

Helpful links:

FY 2018 Income Limits