All DHA contracts are required to comply with Section 3 Regulations. The purpose of Section 3 is to ensure that, to the greatest extent feasible, that employment, training and business opportunities created by HUD financial assistance be directed to low and very-low income persons. Low income is defined as family (including single persons) income that does not exceed 80% of the median income for the area.  Very low-income is defined as family income that does not exceed 50% of the median income for the area. DHA strives to create sustainable economic opportunities for public housing residents through partnerships with our contractors.

Denver Housing Authority is deeply committed to and energetically supports HUD’s Section 3 Business Program. The Section 3 Business goals set by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are 10% of construction contracts and 3% of non-construction contracts awarded. DHA’s Section 3 Business Program has been designed to support the Section 3 regulations of 24 CFR Part 135.

DHA’s Resident Employment Program (Section 3) represents a Federal regulation that addresses job training, employment and contracting opportunities for residents residing in low income areas.  All contractors receiving housing or community development funds must ensure that employment, training and other economic activities, to the greatest extent feasible, will be directed to low and very low income persons who reside in targeted Section 3 areas (Section 3 residents). 

Please see the attached Section 3 Policy. Questions regarding this policy can be directed to Lori Laurita at 





Section 3 150K Version  Policy 12-28-17.pdf