Section 3

It is the policy of the Housing Authority of Covington to require its contractors to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran's or marital status, or economic status and to take affirmative action to ensure that both job applicants and existing employees are given fair and equal treatment.

The Housing Authority of Covington implements this policy through the awarding of contracts to contractors, vendors, and suppliers, to create employment and business opportunities for residents of the Housing Authority and other qualified low- and very low-income persons residing in Covington.

The policy shall result in a reasonable level of success in the recruitment, employment, and utilization of housing residents and other eligible person and business by local contractors working on contracts partially or wholly funded by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) monies. The Housing Authority shall examine and consider a contractor's or vendor potential for success by providing employment and business opportunities to housing residents prior to acting on any proposed contract award.


Section 3 business concerns are businesses that can provide evidence that they meet on of the following:

  • 51 percent or more owned by Section 3 residents; or
  • At least 30 percent of its full time employees include persons that are currently Section 3 residents, or within three years of the date of first employment with the business concern were Section 3 residents; or
  • Provides evidence, as required, of a commitment to subcontract in excess of 25 percent of the dollar award of all subcontracts to be awarded to business concerns that meet the qualifications in the above two paragraphs.


All residents of the Housing Authority of Covington public housing developments qualify as Section 3 residents. Additionally, individuals residing in the City of Covington who meet the income limits set forth below can also qualify for Section 3 status.

A picture ID card and proof of current residency is required.

Number in Household Very Low Income Low Income
1 26,150 41,850
2 29,900 47,800
3 33,650 53,800
4 37,350 59,750
5 40,350 64,550
6 43,350 69,350
7 46,350 74,100
8 49,350 78,900