Apply for Certification

HUD Section 3 Pre-Certification

Trade Focus

Chose an option from one of the two boxes below.

Please select the category that best applies to your business (see descriptions to the right).


When submitting this application you are "swearing under the penalty of law" that all information and claims made are true.

Section 3 Categories

Category 1 -

  • Public housing residents
  • Low and very-low income persons who live in the Springfield, MA or Hampden County where a HUD-assisted project for housing or community development is located.

Category 2 - 

  • 51 percent or more owned by Section 3 residents (public housing residents or low-income persons residing in the City of Springfield); or
  • At least 30 percent of its full time employees include persons that are currently Section 3 residents, or within three years of the date of first employment with the business concern were Section 3 residents; or


Category 3 - Section 3 business concerns are businesses that can provide evidence that they meet one of the following:

  • Provides evidence, as required, of a commitment to subcontract in excess of 25 percent of the dollar award of all subcontracts to be awarded to business concerns that meet the qualifications in the above two paragraphs
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