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Section 3 applies to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-funded Public and Indian Housing assistance for development, operating, and modernization expenditures. Section 3 also applies to certain HUD-funded Housing and Community Development assistance (such as CDBG and HOME programs) for housing rehabilitation, housing construction, and other public construction.
Section 3 residents and Section 3 businesses are eligible to receive a Section 3 preference. Qualified residents or businesses seeking a Section 3 preference must certify or submit evidence of qualification.
A public housing resident or a low to very low income person residing in the City of Charlottesville or the Charlottesville metropolitan area in which the Section 3 covered assistance is expended. Note: The Charlottesville metropolitan area includes Albemarle County, Virginia; Greene County, Virginia; Fluvanna County, Virginia; and Nelson County, Virginia. Residents within the listed counties are offered a preference only when the Section 3 covered assistance is expended within these areas. Preference/priority will be provided to City of Charlottesville residents.)
Residents seeking certification must meet the household income guidelines for a low or very low-income person. See CDBG/HOME page for current income limits.
A business that:
If you are a business seeking certification you may register online or via the Section 3 Business Registration Form. Please Note: Businesses that register that they meet the definition of a Section 3 business will be required to provide verification of their eligibility to the City of Charlottesville at the time of bid/offer/proposal submission.
To search for a self-certified Section 3 business, please visit the HUD website.