OMB Approval No.2529-0052 (exp. 09/30/2014)
Register for Section 3 Self Certification
What is the Section 3 Business Registry
Am I a Section 3 Business
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Please note any locations within the Metropolitan Area that your business is NOT willing to serve.
Section 3 Business Criteria:
Your business is eligible to apply for preference as a Section 3 Business if, in addition to meeting all applicable state and local regulations, it self-certifies that it meets one or more of the following criteria:
a) Fifty-one percent or more of the business is owned by Section 3 Residents;
b) Thirty percent or more of the business' full time employees are Section 3 Residents; or
c) The business can provide evidence of a firm commitment to subcontract a minimum of 25 percent of the total dollar amount of contracts to a business that meets the criteria listed in (a) and/or (b).
Businesses that self-certify that they meet the definition of a Section 3 business may be required to provide verification of their eligibility to recipients of HUD funding and/or the Department.
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Section 3 Residents Are:
A. Residents of Public and Indian Housing; or
B. Residents of the Metropolitan Area or Non-Metropolitan County that Meet the Definition of Low- and Very Low-Income.
Click here to determine low-and very low-income thresholds for your area.
Please check the appropriate box(es) describing the type of services that your business provides:
Lead Hazard Control
Painting Dry Wall
Other (please describe):
Is your Business Currently Hiring New Employees?
By Submitting this form, my business certifies that the statements and information contained on this form are true and accurate, and meet the required HUD Section 3 business self-certification eligibility requirements in accordance with 24 CFR Part 135. HUD accepts the firm's self-certification that it meets the requirements of a Section 3 Business, but has not validated this claim or substantiated its validity. HUD does not endorse the services provided by any firms that apply for self-certification. A Section 3 business is not entitled to a contract simply by being listed in the HUD Section 3 Business Registry database. Businesses that self-certify their eligibility may receive preference as a Section 3 business, subject to verification from local recipient agencies or HUD. Information that is misrepresented on this form will be grounds for terminating Section 3 certification, or any contract(s) that may be awarded. Firms that misrepresent their eligibility to receive preference as a Section 3 business may face financial or criminal penalties.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 451 7th Street S.W., Washington, DC 20410 Telephone: (202) 708-1112 TTY: (202) 708-1455.