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Section 3 for Residents

Residents of the District may receive employment and training preferences in DHCD-funded projects. To qualify for this preference, a person must be a District public housing resident or a District resident whose income falls within the guidelines for low-income or very low income persons. Residents who qualify are known as “Section 3 residents”. The Section 3 resident preferences for hiring and training in Section 3 projects are as follows:

Category 1 - Residents of or in the area of the DHCD-funded project who meet the low and very-low income limits.
Category 2 - Public housing residents of developments managed by the DC Housing Authority.
Category 3 - HUD Youthbuild program participants in projects carried out in the project boundary area.
Category 4 - Residents of Section 8, as well as Section 8 Voucher holders and all other residents residing in the District who meet the income guidelines for Section 3 preference.

Qualified residents applying for employment and training positions in which they wish to receive the Section 3 preference will be required to submit evidence of their Section 3 status to the prospective employer. All Section 3 employment positions are to be listed on the Virtual One-Stop Career Center website.  Applicants must also apply for these positions online using the Virtual One-Stop Career Center.

Section 3 Income Guidelines

Types of jobs that may be available include:

Administrative/Management Services Construction
accounting, payroll, research, bookkeeping, purchasing, word processing appliance repair, florists, marketing, carpet installation, janitorial, photography, catering, landscaping, printing, computer/information, manufacturing, transportation architecture, bricklaying, carpentry, cement/masonry, demolition, drywall, electrial elevator, construction, engineering, fencing, heating, iron works, machine operation, painting, plastering, plumbing, surveying


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