What is a Section 3 business concern?

A business that:

  • Is 51% or more owned by Section 3 resident(s)
  • Employs Section 3 residents for 30% of its permanent, full-time employees
  • Provides evidence of a commitment to subcontract to Section 3 businesses, 25% or more of the dollar amount of the awarded contract

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.

U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Section 3 Business Registry

To search for a self-certified Section 3 business, please visit the HUD website.

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