“Section 3 Worker” means any worker as defined in 24 CFR 75.5, as may be amended from time to time, and means a worker who currently fits or when hired within the past five years, fit at least one of the following categories, as documented through self-certification or other means acceptable to HUD:

a.     The worker’s income for the previous or annualized calendar year is below the income limit established by HUD

b.     The worker is employed by a Section 3 Business Concerns

c.     The worker is a YouthBuild participant

d.     The status of a Section 3 Worker shall not be negatively affected by a prior arrest or conviction

“Targeted Section 3 Worker” for Public Housing Financial Assistance means a Section 3 Worker as defined in 24 CFR Part 75.11, as may be amended from time to time, and means a worker documented through self-certification or other means acceptable to HUD, who is:

a.     A worker employed by a Section 3 Business Concern; or

b.     A worker who currently fits or when hired fit at least one of the following categories, as documented within the past five years:

                                    i.          A resident of public housing or Section 8-assisted housing;

                                  ii.          A resident of other public housing projects or Section 8-assisted housing managed by the PHA that is providing the assistance; or

                                 iii.          A YouthBuild participant.

 

“Targeted Section 3 Worker” for Housing and Community Development Financial Assistance means a Section 3 Worker as defined in 24 CFR Part 75.21, as may be amended from time to time, and means a worker documented through self-certification or other means acceptable to HUD, who is:

a.     A worker employed by a Section 3 Business Concern; or

b.     A worker who currently fits or when hired fit at least one of the following categories, as documented within the past five years:

                                    i.          Living within the service area or the neighborhood of the project, as defined in § 75.5; or

                                  ii.          A YouthBuild participant.

Income Eligibility Guideline (FY 2021 Los Angeles County HUD Income Limits) is available at https://www.huduser.gov/portal/datasets/il/il2021/2021summary.odn 


HACLA maintains a database of qualified employment-ready Section 3 Residents who are referred to contractors for their hiring needs.

Section 3 Residents wishing to enroll in the registry must complete Section 3 Resident Registry Enrollment Form and submit it to Fidelina Rivas (e-mail: Fidelina.Rivas@hacla.org). General questions relating to the Section 3 Resident Registry, or assistance to find qualified Section 3 Residents should be directed to Fidelina Rivas.

In addition to employment opportunities, trainings, mentorship programs, internships, scholarships and other opportunities are available to Section 3 Residents. Interested individuals should contact section3@hacla.org to provide their preference, area of study and contact information.

POSITION TITLE LOCATION NUMBER OF JOBS CLOSING or JOB OPENING DATE REQS/OTHER MORE INFORMATION & HOW TO APPLY
Jordan Downs Redevelopment Jo Jordan Downs Many Varies Varies

Contact Fidelina Rivas at HACLA: Fidelina.Rivas@hacla.org (213-252-5328)

See also: http://jordandownsplaza.com/jobs/ for jobs on the retail phase

Other Opportunities:

Many of our residents have successfully obtained jobs through the Section 3 program. Here are a few of their stories. If you are a Section 3 Resident and wish to share your story, please contact section3@hacla.org.

Nicolas Vergara, Cal Roofing Inc.

Ismael Hernandez Jr., Chapman Coast Roof Co.

Grethel Fuentes: ELP Advisors

Alejandro Lopez: ELP Advisors

Dalia Gomez: York Risk Services Group

Sonia Rodriquez: Walton Construction Services

Jacqueline Jones: Andersen Environmental

Dwight Thomas: Gartner Inc. Section 3 Workshop, LA County Public Safety Prep Program

Abraham Acevedo: West Coast Arborists

Rosalina Aguilar: KDG Consulting

Chaunthia Mahone: Best Choice Plumbing

Robert Lowe: Letner Co. and Best Choice Plumbing

The list below illustrates economic opportunities offered by HACLA contractors who were unable to make hiring or subcontracting commitments. The list is not intended to be exclusive or exhaustive and is provided for informational purposes to Section 3 Residents, notifying them of possible opportunities available to them .

Law firms, material only, information technology and out of state contractors have provided the following:

  • Maintenance and labor related trainings
  • Career Workshops
  • Mentorship Programs
  • Internships
  • Scholarships
  • College Preparation Help

Section 3 Residents interested in these and other opportunities can contact section3@hacla.org to learn more. Also See Section 3 Resident Registry Enrollment tab above to register and be notified of these opportunities as applicable.

The Earned Income Disallowance (EID) is a program that allows tenants who have been out of work to accept a new job without having their rent increase right away. The program applies to both public housing residents and section 8 voucher holders with disabilities. To learn more about the program click here.


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  • I want to improve communities and have a positive social impact.

    Alejandro Lopez ELP Advisors
  • They push me and motivate me on a regular basis. I have the support here to grow professionally. 

    Grethel Fuentes ELP Advisors
  • It’s a great program! It gives residents the opportunity to be able to succeed in life. I feel now that I can not only sustain myself, but more importantly provide for my family.

    Abraham Acevedo ArandaWest Coast Arborists
  • I’m glad that there are programs like Section 3 to motivate and give residents hope. Sometimes, all we need is a chance that could change our lives forever. I can’t thank KDG, HACLA and its Section 3 Program enough. It sure has changed my life for the better!

    Rosalina AguilarKDG Consulting
  • My daughter is my motivation. I want to be a good example for her. The fact that the Housing Authority brings all types of resources to residents right in front of my door is very helpful for me.

    Chaunthia MahoneBest Choice Plumbing
  • I can learn something new every day. Why would I slow down? As an ex-military man I am used to being active to keep me going.

    Robert LoweLetner Roofing and Best Choice Plumbing
  • I never even imagined that I can do this kind of work. I thought it is for people with an advanced education.

    Jacqueline JonesAndersen Environmental
  • I want to leave a mark and be a role model for my siblings and the community. Instead of hanging out with friends all day long, youth should think about their future.

    Dwight ThomasGartner Inc. Workshop
  • This job changed my life in so many ways. I am thankful to both York and HACLA’s Section 3 Program for this opportunity. This gave me confidence that I am capable and can have a career.

    Dalia Leon Gomez
  • Hopefully I will save enough money in the near future and afford to buy a house. I want to make the subsidized unit available to others in need. Maybe another single mother can have a chance to better her life with this assistance.

    Sonia Rodriquez