The Community Development department utilizes private contractors to perform various housing rehab or lead abatement programs. All contractors need to register their business within the Neighborly portal below and submit their UEI number and applicable insurance and certification documents before bidding on projects.


CLICK THIS LINK to access the Neighborly Contractor Portal


All work orders and payment requisitions will be completed through this portal.


CLICK THIS LINK to see current Open Bids and Requests for Proposals


Additionally, the city has a policy to provide employment, training and contracting opportunities to low-income individuals and Women & Minority owned businesses.


Please download this Section 3 Certification Form and upload it into the portal.




Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 seeks to ensure that economic opportunities – especially employment – generated by HUD financial assistance shall be directed to low- and very low-income persons, particularly those who are recipients of government assistance for housing or residents of the community in which federal assistance is invested.

Projects to which Section 3 applies include housing rehabilitation, housing construction, and other public construction projects assisted under HUD programs that provide housing and community development financial assistance when the total amount of assistance exceeds $200,000, (or $100,000 in the cases of the Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes programs.) Section 3 applies to the entire project, regardless of whether the project is fully or partially assisted by HUD financial assistance.

Section 3 was updated in 2020, with the implementing regulations located at 2 CFR Part 75 and Federal Register Volume 85 No. 189, page 61524. Principally, the revisions require Contractors to monitor and report total labor hours worked on the project, of which 25% must be “Section 3 workers” and 5% must be “Targeted Section 3 Workers.” These benchmark requirements will be updated and published by HUD every five years.

Contractors are encouraged to visit and promote HUD’s Section 3 Opportunity Portal, where Section 3 Workers can search for jobs and post their resumes, Section 3 businesses can register and search for contracts, and where both Section 3 Recipients and employers can search for Section 3 businesses, post jobs and training positions, post contracts, and search job applicants.



The purpose of this policy is to formalize the process involving Women and Minority Owned Business Enterprises.


  1. The Community Development Department will be responsible for encouraging the involvement of Women and Minority Owned Business Enterprises.
  2. Every three years, the Community Development Office will update the Department's list of women and minority owned businesses by requesting an updated list from Maine Department of Transportation. The staff will then send letters to Maine contractors on the list asking if they wish to be on the City of Auburn's notification list. A new City of Auburn list will be developed based on contractors who have responded.
  3. When the City issues requests for proposals or bids, all women and minority owned business that are on the City's list will receive a notice inviting them to bid.
  4. The City will also request that bidders notify the City when they are using subcontractors who qualify as minority or women businesses.





Glen E. Holmes

Director of Business & Community Development

207.333.6601 ext. 1159

Zachary W. Maher

Deputy Director of Business & Community Development

Phone:  207.333.6601 ext. 1336

Holli Olivier

Executive Assistant to the Director of Business & Community Development

207.333.6601 ext. 1157

Jamie Longley

General Assistance Manager

207.333.6601 ext. 1411

Tammy Neilson

LEAD Coordinator

207.333.6601 ext. 1337

Jen Edwards

Public Health Manager


Amy Hatter

Community Development Manager

Phone:  207.333.6601 ext. 1332

Cindy McNeil

Business & Community Development Finance Manager

207.333.6601 ext. 1330