Section 3 Business Concerns
What Is a Section 3 Resident?
A Section 3 resident is:
- A public housing resident OR
- A low- or very low-income person, residing in the metropolitan area.
Low income or Very low-income persons are defined as families whose incomes do not respectively exceed 80% or 50% of the median income (varies by household size) for the area (see chart below).
What Is A Section 3 Businesses Concern?
A Section 3 Business Concern is a business:
- That is at least 51% or more owned by Section 3 residents, or
- Whose permanent full-time employees include persons, at least 30% of whom are currently Section 3 residents, or within 3 years of the date of first employment with the business concern were Section 3 residents, or
- That provides evidence of a commitment to subcontract in excess of 25% of the dollar award of all subcontracts to be awarded to business concerns that meet the qualifications in either of the two preceding bullet points.
What Is A Registered Section 3 Business Concern?
A Registered Section 3 Business Concern is a Section 3 Business Concern that has registered with NYCHA, through the successful submission of this form, and subsequently receives acknowledgement by NYCHA of its Section 3 Business Concern status.
Please be advised that by registering as a “Section 3 Business Concern,” your business will be added to a publicly accessible database of NYCHA recognized Section 3 Businesses Concerns that NYCHA and/or its vendors can access to fulfill the Section 3 Business Concern provision. Such registration is not a guarantee of business contracts with NYCHA or with NYCHA’s vendors. Proof of Section 3 status is required at time of contracting (or subcontracting). NYCHA reserves the right to request your business to re-register as a Section 3 Business Concern at any time. Failure to do so may result in the removal of your business from the database.
Use the chart below to check if you and or your workforce qualify as low-income status.
How can I do business with NYCHA?
If your company has never done business with NYCHA, you must first register your company with NYCHA through iSupplier. Click here for New Registration.
If you have previously done business with NYCHA, but have not logged-in to iSupplier, please click here to request Log-In ID.