Section 3 Applicability
It is the intent and policy of the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (“HACLA”) to fully comply with Section 3 and to require its Contractors undertaking contracts to which Section 3 applies to demonstrate good faith effort to comply, to the greatest extent feasible, with Section 3 and the responsibilities described under the Section 3 Guide and Compliance Plan by providing economic opportunities to Section 3 Beneficiaries.
Contractors awarded a Section 3 Covered Contract and their Subcontractors prepare and submit an Economic Opportunity Plan (EOP). The plan outlines the contractor’s and its subcontractor’s commitments to generate economic opportunities in compliance with Section 3. The EOP is incorporated into the contract and contractors are monitored for compliance.
Contractors who commit to hiring Section 3 Residents are required to submit HACLA their job specification and requirements as soon as possible. We strongly encourage contractors to use the Job Order form or provide HACLA their job bulletin listing qualifications, start date, work schedule, pay, and other relevant information. HACLA’s WorkSource Development team assists contractors and their subcontractors to conduct outreach and recruit qualified candidates for the open positions. At least 48 hours prior to hiring Section 3 Residents, the contractors/subcontractors are required to submit HACLA within 3 business days Form 3: Section 3 Resident Certification Form. The form should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Economic Opportunity Commitments
Contractors who commit to providing other economic opportunities, such as trainings, scholarships, apprenticeships, etc. work with the Section 3 Compliance Administrator to create a proposal. Following the approval of the proposal and contract execution, the Section 3 team works with the contractors to execute the proposal.
Section 3 Compliance
Contractors and their subcontractors who perform Section 3 covered projects for the Housing Authority are monitored for compliance. Upon request, they are required to submit Form 5: Section 3 Compliance Summary Report, and other applicable forms in addition to documentation showing their Section 3 efforts. Section 3 Resident Certification Forms for all Section 3 new hires should be attached to the Section 3 Compliance Summary Report. Failure on part of the contractor or any of its subcontractors to meet the commitments set forth in contractor’s EOP may result in a determination that the contractor is in material default of the contract.
The forms referenced here are available in fillable PDF format at Forms, Documents and Policies page.