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, THE S3 RESOURCE CENTER IS CURRENTLY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC.
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
Register as an Employer or Applicant at https://section3jobs.thecha.org/.
For instructions on how to register and use the system, please use these helpful guides:
For additional resources, please refer to the local Government Agencies below.
- City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection
- City of Chicago Department of Procurement
- City of Chicago Department of Buildings
- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
WHAT IS A SECTION 3 BUSINESS?
A Section 3 Business is defined as:
(1) 51 percent or more owned by section 3 residents; or
(2) Whose permanent, full-time employees include persons, at least 30 percent of whom are currently section 3 residents, or within three years of the date of first employment with the business concern were section 3 residents; or
(3) A business that commits to subcontract in excess of 25 percent of the dollar award of all subcontracts to be awarded to business concerns that meet the definition of either 1 or 2 above.
A checklist as to what documents you should request is available through HUD’s Section 3 Website.
CHA’s Self-Certified Section 3 Business Concern Registry is available for your business to company, if your business meets the outlined below. If you are interested in contracting looking to contract with a Section 3 Business Concern, please visit https://section3jobs.thecha.org/FindSec3BusinessConcern.aspx.
For information about S3 Compliance: Click Here