Contractor Guidelines

Fresno Housing Authority procures goods and services in accordance with federal requirements, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the California Housing Finance Agency (CHFA), and the laws of the State of California. The Housing Authority purchases goods and services as outlined in the links below.

Economic Opportunities Plan for
Contracting Employment and Training

All contractors must comply with HUD’s Economic Opportunity Program for Low-Income Persons commonly known as Section 3. The second part of the Agency’s Opportunities Plan delineates the requirements related to companies defined as Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE). Examples of these businesses are defined below:

  • Small Business Enterprise (SBE) is defined as a business that is:  independently owned; not dominant in its field of operation; and not an affiliate or subsidiary of a business dominant in its field of operation. The size standards in 13 CFR Part 121 should be used to determine business size.
  • Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) is a minority-owned business which is at least 51% owned by one or more minority group members; or, in the case of a publicly-owned business, one in which at least 51% of its voting stock is owned by one or more minority group members, and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more such individuals. Minority group members include, but are not limited to Black Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, Asian Indian Americans, and Hasidic Jewish Americans.
  • Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) is defined as a business that is at least 51% owned by a woman or women who are U.S. citizens and who control and operate the business.

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