JHA strives to acquire goods and services by method of competitive proposals to ensure we remain good stewards of our government-funded awards for the city of Jackson and retain the best overall contracts. Any open solicitation will be listed below. We encourage all that meet the requirements of the services requested to apply.
Section 3, M/WBE
Section 3 is a provision of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Act of 1968 as amended by Section 915 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992 that promotes local economic development, neighborhood economic improvement, and individual self-sufficiency. It ensures “that employment and other economic opportunities generated by certain HUD financial assistance shall, to the greatest extent feasible, and consistent with existing Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations, be directed towards low- and very low-income persons, particularly those who are recipients of government assistance for housing, and to business concerns which provide economic opportunities to low- and very low-income persons.”
JHA is committed to Section 3 by ensuring that all contractors and subcontractors awarded HUD-funded contracts shall take all necessary and reasonable steps to provide meaningful job training, employment, and contract opportunities for low or very-low income residents in connection with projects and activities in their neighborhoods.
A Section 3 Resident is:
- A public housing or Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) resident or,
- A low-income person who lives in the areas where a HUD-assisted project for housing or community development is located. Low income is defined as income below 80% of the median household income of that area. As of 2019, the median family income for Jackson, Tennessee is $53,100.
A Section 3 Business Enterprise is a business that meets one of the following:
- 51% or more owned by Section 3 Residents
- At least 30% of permanent, full-time employees are Section 3 residents or were Section 3 residents within 3 years of the date of first hire.
- Shows it will be committed to being a Section 3 subcontractor that will follow JHA’s procurement selection procedures.
Minority/Woman-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE)
JHA is committed to providing contracting opportunities to small, minority and woman-owned businesses. Businesses must have the necessary certification to meet requirements. More information on certifying your business can be found here.