Doing Business

Welcome to the home page for the Chicago Housing Authority’s Department of Procurement and Contracts! 

As a HUD-funded Illinois corporation, CHA mandates that all contractors meet federal requirements to ensure workers, public housing residents and certain minority, women or disadvantaged business enterprises benefit from the use of federal funds. 

The purpose of Section 3 is to make HUD-financed employment and economic opportunities available to low-income residents. Under CHA’s Section 3 program, there are multiple requirements for every contract.   Hiring and Contracting are both required under Section 3, and vendors cannot choose between the two.  Section 3 does not apply to Supply & Delivery contracts.  CHA’s Section 3 requirements are outlined in HUD’s 24 CFR 75.

Developers and property owners can work with the CHA in several ways.

Project-based assistance is different in that you must live in a specific building in order to receive help in paying your rent. Initially you must live in the designated building to receive rental assistance, but after one year of occupancy, you may be eligible to receive a tenant-based voucher if funding is available. 

Download all necessary forms and documents pertaining to doing business with the Chicago Housing Authority.