Doing Business With Us
The Reno Housing Authority strives to provide quality local housing and supportive services to those in need. To uphold this standard, we recognize the significance in doing business with community partners and small businesses. We explore this opportunity to find forward thinking and innovative companies through bids.
Requests for Proposals/Qualifications
All contractors must be registered with System for Award Management (SAM) to work with the Reno Housing Authority. SAM is free to use and has an official website at where contractors can register.
Section 3 Employment
Section 3 is a provision of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Act of 1968.
The purpose of Section 3 is to ensure 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 to 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.
Who qualifies as a Section 3 employee?
- Public Housing residents or program participant; or
- Persons who live in the area where a HUD-assisted project is located and who have a household income that falls below HUD income limits.
What is a Section 3 Business Concern?
Section 3 business concerns are businesses that can provide evidence that they meet one of the following criteria:
- 51 percent or more owned by Section 3 residents; or
- Employs Section 3 residents for at least 30 percent of its full-time permanent staff; or
- Provides evidence of a commitment to subcontract in excess of 25 percent of the dollar award of all subcontracts to business concerns that meet one of the first two qualifications.
Need a Form?
To make the process easier for you, we curated a list with all of the important Business forms you might need.