- About VHA
Vancouver Housing Authority Section 3 Program
Section 3 is a provision of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Act of 1968. Section 3 requires recipients of certain HUD financial assistance to direct employment and contracting opportunities to low and very-low income persons and businesses residing in the community, where the project is located, to the greatest extent feasible.
Section 3 policies apply to Vancouver Housing Authority projects and situations as indicated below:
Who are Section 3 Residents?
What is a Section 3 Business Concern?
At the VHA, we may also apply this preference to contracts funded through non-HUD sources.
For Section 3 Questions Contact: Bridgette Fahnbulleh (360) 993-9556
Click the links below to learn more about the VHA Section 3 Program:
Section 3 Businesses in Clark County
1. Alvarez Janitorial, LLC: A family owned business since 1987, offering full service cleaning and supplies for both offices and residential, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Owner: Ruben Alvarez
2. Arborscape Ltd, Inc: A professional, comprehensive tree and landscape care and service company with three decades of experience providing residential and commercial services. They are fully licensed, bonded and insured in both Washington and Oregon, primarily serving the Portland metro and SW Washington areas. Offering:
3. Capo Properties LLC: are a General Contractor providing services in Renovation and Property Preservation. Utilizing the most cost-effective procedures to help eliminate out-of-pocket expenses for your Properties provides a complete range of services to preserve the value of your property. All work is performed by Trained, Licensed, Insured and Bonded professionals in a timely manner.
Phone: (360) 892-6278
4. CASCADE FIRE SAFETY: serving Washington and Oregon since 1978.
5. Creating Hope Counseling: is a Christian therapist deeply committed to using God given abilities, skills training, knowledge, and insights to equip my clients with the tools, knowledge, and opportunities they need to become more effective in their relationships, career and spiritual development in order to lead successful and fulfilling lives.
6. Daybreak Construction: A general contractor which provides remodeling and renovation, heavy construction, site preparation/remediation and conservation tools/knowledge. They specialize in concrete pouring/finishing, pre-cast concrete laying along with trenching, playgrounds, bridges and natural habitats/parks.
7. Ed's Economy Roofing LLC
8. Four Directions Counseling: Provides Couples, Individuals, Adolescents 17 and up, Families, and Groups Counseling. *Marriage an Family/Blended Family Issues*Parenting and Social Training **Grief/Loss of a family member, friend, pets, etc.
9. GFM Construction can perform:
10. Hometown Exterior Designs LLC: A home remodeling business serving Portland, Salem, Albany and other cities in Oregon and SW Washington. They specialize in siding, windows, decks, and roofing and their services include carpentry, concrete work, demolition, drywall/sheetrock, fencing, floor covering, masonry, painting/wallpapering, roofing, window coverings, and siding.
Address: 11803 NE 117th Ave, Brush Prairie, WA 98604
11. Krippner Painting: Coating and protecting homes and businesses in Washington and Oregon since 2002. They perform consistent high quality work in the most cost effective manner, and do so on a scale large enough to service even the largest customers or projects. Their extensive experience includes successful projects in the areas of new construction homes, multi-family communities, commercial construction and tenant improvements as well as property maintenance and management.
12. MICHAEL'S FLOOR COVERING, INC.: We have over 20 years experience and are a local, family owned and operated business that offers sales and installation of: Carpets, Hardwoods, Marble, Granite, Ceramics, Laminates, Vinyl, Formica, Mouldings, and supplies. Contact Jan Arnold.
13. NetCompliance (NCES) is a full scale construction and environmental Services company. It’s main concern of assisting the construction, manufacturing, banking, real estate, business communities, and government, in the construction, demolition and management of environmental and occupational risk through professional cost effective services.
14. North County Electric: Services include Electrical Repairs, Electrical Upgrades, and other electrical services.
Phone: Wayne Spiekerman, 360-606-2020 or Orville Oster 360-609-7921
15. Richart Builders and Remodelers: Richart Family Incorporated is a general contracting business serving residential and commercial clients in Oregon and Washington providing building, remodeling, and energy conservation services for over 28 years. Richart Family's mission is to provide the highest quality of energy conservation construction services in a safe, efficient and environmentally sound manner through a business culture of family values and teamwork.
16. Vancouver Paving Company: services include Commercial Asphalt Paving, Seal Coating, Crack Sealing, Excavation, Grading, Striping and Concrete Pads and Walkways.
17. Varo Design LLC: is a full service Interior Design firm with a vast array of experience in Residential and Commercial Interior Design.
Section 3 Businesses in Portland
A list of Section 3 businesses in Portland can be found by clicking this link: Portland Section 3 Businesses.
Section 3 - Non-compliance procedure
Section 3 - non-compliance procedures
Any Contractor who fails to make a positive effort to meet the hiring and contracting goals described in the Section 3 Plan may be determined to be non-compliant. After a determination by VHA that the Contractor has failed to comply with the Section 3 terms of their contract, VHA shall serve notice of such non-compliance to the Contractor or its representative. The Contractor shall be responsible for notifying any subcontractor(s) who is not in compliance.
Upon request, the Contractor determined to be non-compliant shall meet with VHA within five (5) working days of written notice in order to determine a method of correcting the deficiencies and determining the time period within such remedy shall be effective. If remedy is not agreed upon within five (5) days of the required notice, VHA shall prescribe the remedy by which deficiencies shall be corrected and notify the Contractor in writing of such a determination. If the Contractor does not correct the deficiencies in the manner as directed by VHA within thirty (30) calendar days VHA may impose any or all of the following sanctions:
Who receives priority under Section 3?
Category 1 – Section 3 Resident: Residents of the housing development(s) in which the Section 3 Covered Project is located.
Category 2 – Section 3 Resident: Residents of other low income housing developments managed by the VHA.
Category 3 – Section 3 Resident: Participants in HUD Youthbuild program being carried out in the Section 3 project boundary area.
Category 4 - My family meets the Low (80%) Income Limits of Clark County
How does Section 3 affect bidding preferences?
HOW DOES SECTION 3 IMPACT BIDDING PREFERENCE?
Preference will be given in the bidding process to Section 3 Business Concerns (see section below). Therefore, all prospective bidders are advised that although any qualified business may submit a bid for the proposed contract, qualified, responsible Section 3 Business Concerns will receive preference in the ranking if:
Lowest responsive bid < $100,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . .10% of that bid or $9,000
How can a contractor meet Section 3 requirements for bidding preferences?
HOW CAN A CONTRACTOR MEET SECTION 3 REQUIREMENTS FOR BIDDING PREFERENCE?
Preference will be given to Section 3 Business Concerns in the following order:
What are contractor obligations after bid award under Section 3?
WHAT ARE CONTRACTOR-REPORTING REQUIREMENTS UNDER SECTION 3?
After contract approval, ALL CONTRACTORS MUST:
How will the VHA assist contractors meeting Section 3 requirments?
HOW WILL THE VHA ASSIST CONTRACTORS
MEETING SECTION 3 REQUIREMENTS?
The VHA Section 3 Staff will assist contractors with little or no experience in achieving Section 3 hiring and contracting goals by:
It is not intended for contractors and subcontractors to terminate existing employees, but rather to make Every effort feasible to employ Section 3 eligible participants before any other person when hiring
WHAT IF SECTION 3 HIRES ARE NOT DOING THE JOB WELL?
Only residents meeting the minimum qualifications of the contractor or subcontractor will be referred to the job site.
How can I contact the VHA section 3 Staff?
Bridgette Fahnbulleh, the VHA Section 3 Coordinator may be contacted by phone at (360) 993-9556 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. She is available to assist you with any questions you may have regarding your Section 3 obligations.
Please be advised that while the VHA is providing a list of businesses that have self-identified as Section 3 business concerns, the VHA makes no representation to the quality of work or that these businesses continue to qualify as a Section 3 business concern under relevant federal regulations' at the time any project is bid. It is the bidders sole responsibility to determine whether any proposed subcontractor qualifies as a Section 3 business concern; is licensed to work in Washington; and is not debarred from Federal or State work.
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