PBCHA encourages Section 3 participation whenever contract and employment opportunities arise. Vendors and contractors are encouraged to give preference to Section 3 residents, low and very-low income or business concerns residing in the community where the projects are located.

A Section 3 resident is a public housing resident, or a low- or very-low income person residing in the metropolitan or Non-metropolitan County in which HUD assistance is expended. Business concern is defined as a business that is 51% owned by Section 3 residents, or at least 30% of its full-time employees are current Section 3 residents or within three years of the date of first employment were Section 3 residents, or a business that commits to subcontract in excess of 25% of the dollar award of all subcontracts to be awarded to business concerns that meet the qualifications as defined by Section 3.