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Section 3 Administrator

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Minimum: $56,999.64 Maximum: $75,997.14
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This position will assist the Director of Procurement to ensure Section 3 compliance works with all departments and contractors to provide economic opportunities for those of low and very low income. The Section 3 Administrator will recommend and implement programs and policies that will increase the ability of ECC to meet the goals set forth in the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, HUD.GOV, Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968.

ECC fully embraces the spirit and intent of its obligations as defined under Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701u) (Section 3) which requires ECC ensure that employment and other economic and business opportunities generated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) financial assistance, to the greatest extent feasible, are directed to public housing residents and other low-income persons, particularly recipients of government housing assistance, and business concerns that provide economic opportunities to low and very-low income persons.

These services should enable participating families to increase earned income, reduce or eliminate the need for assistance, and make progress toward achieving economic independence and housing self-sufficiency. This position is responsible for planning, developing, and implementing programs and services for residents, connecting residents with needed resources, working with existing partners and establishing new partnerships to leverage additional resources and opportunities for residents.


1. Reviews and recommends revisions to the ECC Section 3 Policy as needed in order to ensure that the agency is administering the program as approved by the Board of Commissioners (BOC)

2. Prepare monthly reports detailing activity and status of compliance and non-compliance with policy by departments and contracts.

3. Collects and maintains data required for monitoring compliance and meeting HUD’s Section 3 reporting requirements and completes electronic submissions of reports in HUD’s online system.

4. Attends pre-bid meetings, scheduled contractor site visits, and conducts contractor training sessions to communicate the goals and regulations associated with Section 3 as they relate to HUD Section 3 covered contracts.

5. Review Section 3 good faith compliance plans submitted by contractors and meeting departments and contractors to discuss any plan revisions needed prior to the Notice to Proceed being given for the project.

6. Audits Section 3 compliance and alert the agency and supervisor as to any issues or problems.

7. Reviews and updates Section 3 forms when HUD publishes new income guidelines for each fiscal year.

8. Provided technical assistance to Section 3 business, (e,g. how they can bid on jobs) and offers resources to questions.

9. Responds to inquiries regarding Section 3 and send information on qualifications requirements.

10. Maintains program that facilitates the training and employment of Section 3 residents and encourages the award of contracts to Section 3 businesses or those with a comprehensive Section 3 plan.

11. Performs all other duties as assigned.


1. Responsible for developing and implementing a resident employment job bank to facilitate the direct employment of Section 3 residents by the agency and its contractors.

2. Develop a method of notifying Section 3 residents and businesses about jobs and contracts generated by Section

3 covered assistance so that residents may seek jobs and businesses may submit bids/proposals for available contracts. 3. Design and implement a job readiness program to prepare residents for work on Section 3 jobs sites and other employment opportunities in collaboration with Community Economic Department, Residents Council, residents, and relevant community agencies.

4. Develop a network of public and private sector businesses that ECC will partner with to train and employ residents.

5. Collaborate with ECC’s CED and HCV departments to conduct monthly meetings at ECC. These meetings will inform residents about key components of Section 3, related opportunities for employment, job skills training, and education initiatives.

6. Attend community meetings, chamber meetings, and other relevant opportunities for outreach as well as drive to various sites to attend meetings and job fairs.


1. Knowledge of HUD and other Federal, State, and local policies, procedures, and regulations related to low-income housing, Section 3, and related programs

2. Knowledge of the principles and practices of budgeting and budget administration, contract negotiation, procurement, and grants management.

3. Knowledge of the principals and practices of social work, case management, assessment, and service delivery

4. Knowledge of area organizations and agencies that provide relevant services or program

5. Ability to communicate effectively in public meetings and make presentations

6. Ability to establish effective working relationships with colleagues, subordinates, officials, contractors, community partners, residents, and the general public in order to accomplish departmental goals and complete the work plan

7. Ability to plan, organize and coordinate routine work and special projects in order to meet departmental goals

8. Ability to read, understand and apply HUD and organizational rules, policies, procedures, and instructions

9. Ability to work with supervisors, co-workers, and facility staff in the performance of duties.

10. Ability to observe proper safety and sanitary techniques.

11. Ability to work hours as scheduled based on the requirements of the position/assignment


At minimum, a Bachelor’s Degree with a concentration in Human Services or Business Administration is required. Master’s Degree in Human Services, Accounting or Business Administration preferred, with at least six years’ experience. Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of degree requirements.

To Apply: 



All applications and resumes must be in the Human Resource Office on or before June 12, 2024

Job descriptions & Applications may be obtained from HANH at 360 Orange Street, New Haven, CT 06511. Resume submission without applications to the address above, Fax number (203) 497-8202, e-mail to jobs@newhavenhousing.org, TDD number (203) 497-8434, between the hours of 9:00 - 5:00 p.m. weekdays. Elm City Communities, HANH accepts applications only for positions it is trying to fill. If an applicant requires further information, please call the HR Office at (203) 498-8800 Ext. 1022. Disabled are encouraged to apply.


Date Posted: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Posting Expiration Date: 
Sunday, July 28, 2024
Job Location Details: 
New Haven, CT
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