New Traffic alert – Charles St from Lincolnway East to Vistula Rd restricted to thru traffic. (6/4-8/16) Access to Twin Branch Park and parking lot is open. NIPSCO has also notified the City of Mishawaka that a very necessary and immediate repair/maintenance is going to take place on their 16″ Steel Pipeline on southbound 331.  There will be partial lane closure southbound 331 starting Wednesday, 6/5/2024 on 331 near Dragoon Trail and Dragoon Trail will be closed west of 331 (1,600 feet) for excavation.  The work may take longer than five days to complete. It will most likely take crews five days to repair the line with additional days to do inspection and clean up/restore the excavation area. NIPSCO is looking at closer to being in that area for two weeks.    
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City of Mishawaka Section 3 Plan

Section 3 Policy Supports
Low-Income Communities

The City of Mishawaka supports the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s legislative efforts to provide preference to low- and very low-income residents in the local community (regardless of race and gender) and the businesses that substantially employ these persons by providing NEW employment, training and contracting opportunities resulting from HUD-funded projects.

What is Section 3?

Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701u) (Section 3), requires the City of Mishawaka to ensure that employment and other economic and business opportunities generated by financial assistance from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), 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 is applicable when the normal completion of construction and rehabilitation projects creates the need for new employment, contracting or training opportunities. If the expenditure of covered funding does not result in new employment, contracting or training opportunities, the requirements of Section 3 are not applicable. 

As a recipient of HUD Community Planning and Development assistance, the City of Mishawaka certifies it will comply with the requirements of Section 3.  HUD Community Planning and Development programs include the CDBG, HOME and Neighborhood Stabilization Programs. The requirements of Section 3 also apply to contractors or subcontractors that receive contracts over $100,000 for Section 3 eligible projects/activities.

HUD’s regulations on Section 3 can be found in the Code of Federal Regulations, at 24 CFR 135.

Eligible Projects

All projects/activities involving housing construction, demolition, rehabilitation or other public construction, i.e., roads, sewers, community centers, etc., that are completed with HUD Community Planning and Development funding are subject to the requirements of Section 3.

Section 3 Residents

Section 3 residents are residents of public and Indian housing or are individuals who reside in the metropolitan area in which the Section 3 applicable assistance is expended and whose income does not exceed the local HUD income limits set forth for low- or very low-income households.

Section 3 Business Concerns

Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701u) (Section 3), requires the City of Mishawaka to ensure that employment and other economic and business opportunities generated by financial assistance from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), 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 is applicable when the normal completion of construction and rehabilitation projects creates the need for new employment, contracting or training opportunities. If the expenditure of covered funding does not result in new employment, contracting or training opportunities, the requirements of Section 3 are not applicable. 

As a recipient of HUD Community Planning and Development assistance, the City of Mishawaka certifies it will comply with the requirements of Section 3.  HUD Community Planning and Development programs include the CDBG, HOME and Neighborhood Stabilization Programs. The requirements of Section 3 also apply to contractors or subcontractors that receive contracts over $100,000 for Section 3 eligible projects/activities.

HUD’s regulations on Section 3 can be found in the Code of Federal Regulations, at 24 CFR 135.

Implementing Procedures to
Ensure Section 3 Requirements

The following Bid Specifications & Contract clause is included in the all City of Mishawaka bid specifications and contracts whose funding is derived from HUD and involves housing construction, demolition, rehabilitation or other public construction, such as roads, sewers, community centers, etc.:

The work to be performed under this bid specification/contract is subject to the requirements of Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended. 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.

Compliance with Section 3:

To ensure compliance with Section 3 requirements, the City of Mishawaka will document actions taken to comply, including but not limited to:

  1. Facilitating the training and employment of Section 3 residents by notifying the Mishawaka Housing Authority, local job training centers and Workforce One of NEW employment, training or contracting opportunities resulting from the expenditure of covered funding.
  2. Assisting and actively cooperating with HUD to ensure contractors and subcontractors comply with Section 3.
  3. Refraining from entering into contracts with contractors that violate Section 3 regulations.
  4. Documenting actions taken to comply with Section 3 and submitting Section 3 summary reports (HUD Form 60002).
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