Section 3 Employment Opportunties

Are you unemployed or underemployed? You may be eligible for Section 3 employment. HUD funded construction and community development projects are required to provide employment preference when hiring low-income individuals.


Section 3 Individuals

You may be eligible for Section 3 employment preference if:

  • You are a resident of public housing, or
  • you are a graduate of the Youthbuild program, or
  • you earn less than 80 percent of the area median income (80 percent of area median income is currently $53,300 for a 4-person family).

*You must have the experience and skills required by the contractor.


Section 3 Businesses

Additionally, a portion of the contract awards need to go to qualified Section 3 firms. Section 3 businesses are those that:

  • Are 51 percent owned by Section 3 qualified individuals, or
  • Employ Section 3 individuals for at least 30 percent of its current, permanent, full-time staff or within three years of the date of first employment with the business were Section 3 residents.


To Apply

Complete a Section 3 Interest Form and return it to:

Emmett McLaughlin Community Training and Education Center (EMCTEC)
One Stop Career Center
1150 South 7th Ave.
Monday - Friday, 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

For more information call the One Stop Career Center Coordinator at 602-534-2043, or the Economic Initiatives Coordinator at 602-261-8946.