What is Section 3?
Section 3 is a legislative directive from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that outlines requirements for awarding contract work to firms owned by or employing moderate-income people. While the City of Warren does not grant preferential treatment to firms in the award of contracts, Section 3 is used to help make those contracts more accessible and attainable for moderate-income people and firms who wish to bid on them.
This page contains policy guidelines and other relevant information on our community's compliance with Section 3 requirements. For more info, click here. Please review the information on this page and contact us at (586) 574-4686 if you have any questions.
City of Warren Section 3 Policy and Guidelines
The City of Warren Section 3 Policy and Guidelines outline key definitions, requirements and procedures relating to compliance with and participation in the Section 3 program.
Section 3 Self-Certification
To determine Section 3 eligibility and to self-certify yourself or your business, please visit HUD's Section 3 Business Registry here. Joining this registry will place you on a database of eligible contractors, used by Warren and other Metro-Detroit communities to search for Section 3-eligible firms for government contracts.
To take advantage of available contracting opportunities with the City of Warren, all vendors, including Section 3 vendors, must register at the Michigan Intergovernmental Trade Network (MITN). On MITN, firms can browse current contracting opportunities within the City of Warren. Registration is free of charge.
Government Contracting Assistance
If your firm is new to the government contracting process, contact the Macomb Regional Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) for information and assistance related to bidding on government work. They can be reached here.
Section 3-Related Questions
If you have any questions regarding Section 3, please contact the local HUD Office at:
McNamara Federal Building
477 Michigan Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: (313) 226-7900
You may also contact the City of Warren Community Development Department at (586) 574-4686.