Section 3 and Minority & Women Business Enterprise Compliance Programs
HOU has a strong track record of developing Section 3 and Minority and Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) compliance programs for developers and housing authorities. These programs include the hiring and training of low-income residents. For its work coordinating Section 3 employment programs at HOPE VI sites and HOU has been recognized with a HUD Best Practice Award for resident employment efforts.
HOU has coordinated Section 3 employment programs at three HOPE VI sites and has been recognized with a HUD Best Practice Award for resident employment efforts at Allequippa Terrace in Pittsburgh, PA. HOU assisted an Allequippa Terrace resident in the formation of a moving company by helping with the development of the company’s business plan, facilitating the resident’s participation in a training program for small business owners, and arranging for a small business start-up loan. HOU then contracted with this moving company to perform 40% of the relocation moves at this site. HOU also recruited and contracted with minority owned moving companies for all of our Washington, DC relocation.
HOU is committed to helping clients meet compliance programs and requirements because we believe it contributes to the overall success of the redevelopment project as well as the community and lives of each resident.