Section 3 Employment Opportunities

GJA has operated a comprehensive Section 3/Construction Program for nineteen years. Section 3 provides construction training and employment opportunities in construction and related fields to residents who are the most impacted by housing development in their communities. The program is designed to:

  • Provide employment opportunities and/or construction theory and actual hands on demonstration so that residents/individuals can learn the skills of carpentry, plumbing, drywall, electrical wiring, plumbing, and other aspects of construction training required to compete for entry-level construction related jobs and formal apprenticeships;
  • Provide general contractors with residents/individuals to fill Section 3 employment requirements.

GJA adheres to HUD Section 3 purpose to ensure that employment and other economic opportunities generated by HUD assistance or HUD-assisted projects covered by section 3, to the greatest extent feasible, be directed to low-and very low-income persons, particularly persons who are recipients of HUD assistance for housing.

Contact Information: 412-665-5200 or 412-665-5206

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Some Section 3 Projects

Garfield Commons, General Contractor and Developer KBK Enterprises
Fifty eight (58) YouthBuild students received training on site which 6 were hired on Section 3 jobs and 39 individuals were hired.

North Aiken Commons, General Contractor, Mistick Construction
Provided construction training to 15 public housing and adjacent residents in Garfield and the surrounding communities.

East Liberty South Development, Developer, TCB; Section 3 Representative, Coalition of Organized Residents of East Liberty (CORE)
Responsible for building the capacity of  CORE, in terms of identifying residents for employment opportunities.