MCIL Minor Home Modification


Program Description

The City of Memphis Division of Housing and Community Development (HCD) contracts with the Memphis Center for Independent Living to administer a Minor Home Modification Program. The program goal is to assist citizens with disabilities with low-to-moderate income make minor home modifications for critical access that will eliminate structural barriers to the use of their home.

The Minor Home Modification Program provides low-to-moderate income households (80% and below Area Median Income as defined by HUD) with an opportunity to receive critical access to their home. No repayment will be required and the cost of an eligible modification shall not exceed $5,000.00

Once a homeowner has received an aggregate total of $5,000 in assistance, they may not be eligible for additional assistance until five (5) years from the date of the last application. The modification must be for the homeowner or immediate family (Spouse, child or parent) who solely reside in the home.

To be placed on the waiting list an applicant must: (1) Own a house or be an immediate family member in the household that is their primary sole residence. (2) Have a disability that creates a barrier to the use of their home that may be alleviated with a minor physical modification or modifications less than $5,000. And (3) the applicant must live in the City of Memphis and have income at or below the area's median income.

Minor Home Modification documents and information

Contact:

Email Tim Wheat tim@mcil.org

Call 901-726-6404  Extension 117

For the requirements please refer to Information for Bidders.


City of Memphis Division of Housing and Community Development
Section 3 Policy Memorandum

POLICY


It is the policy of the City of Memphis, Division of Housing and Community Development (HCD) 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 as per Code of Federal Regulations 570.607.

BACKGROUND

Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701u) requires the City of Memphis, HCD to ensure that employment and other economic and business opportunities generated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) financial assistance, to the greatest extent feasible, are directed to public housing residents and other low-income persons, particularly recipients of government housing assistance, and business concerns that provide economic opportunities to low- and very low-income persons. 

Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, 12 U.S.C. 1701u (section 3) and implementing regulations at 24 C.F.R.135, state that 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.”

The Section 3 regulation recognizes that HUD funding typically results in projects and activities that generate new employment, training and contracting opportunities. 

The City of Memphis, HCD, as a participating jurisdiction in program and funding provided by HUD, is required by federal regulations to develop and implement a Section 3 Plan. To ensure compliance with Section 3, the City of Memphis, has developed a HCD Section 3 Plan that sets forth policies and procedures for hiring and economic opportunities for low- and very low-income persons, particularly those who are recipients of government assistance for housing and business concerns.

The HCD Section 3 Plan is applicable to developers, contractors, subcontractors and others engaged in projects awarded through the City of Memphis, HCD with funds sourced from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development meeting the established thresholds of $200,000 and $100,000.

PROCEDURE

SECTION 3 CONTRACT CLAUSE 

All HUD funded contracts shall include the following clause (referred to as the Section 3 Clause): 

  1. The work to be performed under this contract is subject to the requirements of section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended, 12 U.S.C. 1701u (Section 3). The purpose of Section 3 is to ensure that employment and other economic opportunities generated by HUD assistance or HUD-assisted projects covered by Section 3, shall, to the greatest extent feasible, be directed to low- and very low-income persons, particularly persons who are recipients of HUD assistance for housing.
  2. The parties to this contract agree to comply with HUD’s regulations in 24 CFR part 135, which implement Section 3. As evidenced by their execution of this contract, the parties to this contract certify that they are under no contractual or other impediment that would prevent them from complying with the part 135 regulations. 
  3. The contractor agrees to send to each labor organization or representative or workers with which the contractor has a collective bargaining agreement or other understanding, if any, a notice advising the labor organization or workers’ representative of the contractor’s commitments under this Section 3 clause, and will post copies of the notice in conspicuous places at the work site where both employees and applicants for training and employment positions can see the notice. The notice shall describe the Section 3 preference, shall set forth minimum number and job titles subject to hire, availability of apprenticeship and training positions, the qualifications for each; and the name and location of the person(s) taking applications for each of the positions; and the anticipated date the work shall begin. 
  4. The contractor agrees to include this clause in every subcontract subject to compliance with regulations in 24 CFR part 135, and agrees to take appropriate action, as provided in an applicable provision of the subcontract or in this Section 3 clause, upon a finding that the subcontractor is in violation of the regulations in 24 CFR part 135. The contractor will not subcontract with any subcontractor where the contractor has notice or knowledge that the subcontractor has been found in violation of the regulations in 24 CFR part 135. 
  5. The contractor will certify that any vacant employment positions, including training positions, that are filled (1) after the contractor is selected but before the contract is executed, and (2) with persons other than those to whom the regulations of 24 CFR part 135 require employment opportunities to be directed, were not filled to circumvent the contractor’s obligations under 24 CFR part 135.
  6. Noncompliance with HUD’s regulations in 24 CFR part 135 may result in sanctions, termination of this contract for default, and debarment or suspension from future HUD assisted contracts. 
  7. With respect to work performed in connection with Section 3 covered Indian housing assistance, section 7(b) of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 450e) also applies to the work to be performed under this contract. Section 7(b) requires that to the greatest extent feasible (i) preference and opportunities for training and employment shall be given to Indians, and (ii) preference in the award of contracts and subcontracts shall be given to Indian organizations and Indian-owned Economic Enterprises. Parties to this contract that are subject to the provisions of Section 3 to the maximum extent feasible, but not in derogation of compliance with section 7(b).