May 22, 2017
RENO HOUSING AUTHORITY | Serving Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County

Section 3

As part of our mission, RHA seeks to provide economic opportunities for low-income residents. RHA strongly encourages the participation of small businesses, HUD Section 3 businesses, as well as minority-owned and women-owned business enterprises.

If you are a Section 3 contractor who has done business with RHA, please fill out the Section 3 Contractor Reporting Form.


What is Section 3?

Section 3 is a provision of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Act of 1968. 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, and consistent with existing Federal, State and local laws and regulations, be directed to low- and very low income persons, particularly those who are recipients of government assistance for housing, and to business concerns which provide economic opportunities to low- and very low-income persons.

HUD’s regulations implementing Section 3 are found at 24 CFR Part 135.


Who qualifies as Section 3 residents?
What is a Section 3 Business Concern?

Section 3 business concerns are businesses that can provide evidence that they meet one of the following criteria:


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Section 504 Notice of Nondiscrimination
It is the policy and intention of the Housing Authority of the City of Reno to comply in all of its policies and procedures affecting all of its programs and activities, including employment and housing, with all federal, state, and local regulations, prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, family status or disabilities. As part of this compliance RHA has a reasonable accommodation/reasonable modification policy for persons with disabilities. RHA will not directly or through contractual licensing or other arrangements permit or engage in such discrimination in its federally assisted programs and activities.
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