Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (Section 3)
Certification only means you are eligible and will be afforded an opportunity to
participate competitively in contracting opportunities. It in no way guarantees
business or contracts with HANO and you may still bid on jobs without it. However,
with the certification(s), your company is much more competitively positioned.
Full DBE/WBE Certification
HANO grants full certification up to one (1) year upon receipt of written letter
from one of the
Louisiana Unified Certification Program certifying agencies that your company
has been fully certified through that agency. Annual verification is required by
the vendor to show proof of continued certification through the Louisiana Certification
What is Section 3?
Download HUD's Section 3 Brochure >>
Full Section 3 Certification
HANO grants full certification up to one (1) year if the owners or the employees
of your company fall under the low or very low income median limits for Orleans
Parish. Qualifications are economically driven and rest upon total household income
and Orleans Parish residency.
Those businesses that qualify to receive a Section 3 Business Certifications are:
- Business concerns that are 51% or more owned and controlled by residents of any
HANO housing site or whose full-time permanent workforce includes 30% of HANO residents
of any housing site; or
- HUD Youthbuild program in Orleans Parish; or
- Business concerns that are 51% or more owned and controlled by HANO residents or
are low or very low-income Orleans Parish residents or whose full-time permanent
work force includes 30% HANO residents or low/very low-income Orleans Parish residents.
- Businesses that subcontract in excess of 25% of the total amount of subcontracts
to business concerns identified in the preferences above.
DBE/Section 3 Program Certification Application
Vendors must register with HANO in order to access the DBE/Section 3 Program Certification Application.
Click here to access our Vendor Registration system >>
Click here to view our list
of Certified Vendors through our Electronic Database >>
Employment and Contracting Plan
Click here to review our Section 3 & DBE/WBE policy and
program compliance measures >>
For more information contact:
Larry Barabino, Jr.
Section 3/DBE/WBE Coordinator