Welcome! If you are a Resident Owned Business or S3 Business, a job seeker, or a CHA Vendor looking to post a job or find a subcontractor, you’ve come to the right place!
To get started, click here to register or access CHA’s Section 3 Portal. Once you’ve registered, bookmark the page so you can easily return to it to update your information.
Visit this page often to learn about services available to support you on your journey!
SECTION 3 Resource Center
The S3 Resource Center streamlines employment opportunities for individuals and builds capacity for resident-owned businesses to develop and grow.
The purpose of CHA’s Section 3 Resource Center is to serve Section 3 eligible residents and participants and Section 3 Businesses by providing the resources and tools needed for economic development and individual self-sufficiency. The S3 Resource Center also assists CHA vendors comply with CHA’s Section 3 goals
Charles A. Hayes Family Investment Center 4859 S. Wabash Ave. Chicago, IL 60615
Hours of Operations: Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Main Line: 312-542-8802
General Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note although CHA’s buildings are currently closed, we are available to serve you!
HOW DOES THE Section 3 Resource Center ASSIST Contractors and job seekers?
The Section 3 Resource Center assists:
- CHA vendors to meet S3 Compliance goals (with S3 Business and S3 individuals)
- S3 Business concerns with contracting opportunities either directly or through sub-contracting
- S3 individuals with employment opportunities
What Services are offered:
The Section 3 Resource Center offers the following services.
CHA Residents who are interested in starting a business
For S3RC current Training Schedule please click here
COMING SOON! Resident Owned Business Course Schedule
For additional employment programs, click here
WHAT IS A SECTION 3 BUSINESS?
A Section 3 Business is defined as:
HUD has recently changed to definition of a Section 3 Business! CHA will be transitioning to this new definition:
- 51% owned by a CHA resident(s) or HCV participant(s)
- 51% owned by a low-income person (s)
- A business where low-income persons make up 75% of the labor hours
HUD has changed other aspects of Section 3: Check back regularly for more information as it becomes available!
Section 3 Forms
For additional resources, please refer to the local Government Agencies below.