Certification of Section 3 Eligible Residents

Current through April 7, 2022

Low- and very low- income persons who reside in the Gulfport/Biloxi Metropolitan Statistical Area may seek certification as "Section 3 eligible." In order to seek Section 3 eligibility status, any individual may complete a Section 3 Resident Certification form and submit such form (including adequate proof of Section 3 eligibility, e.g. a copy of a lease with a housing authority, pay stub or income tax return) to Contractors and Subcontractors or to Program Participants through the Pathways Program. The Compliance Officer is tasked with the responsibility of maintaining a current and accurate list of certified Section 3 eligible residents, and making referrals of certified Section 3 eligible residents to job and training opportunities.

* All persons determined by the Compliance Officer to be Section 3 eligible can, by appointment, visit with the Compliance Officer or its designee to complete a job readiness assessment as established by HUD.

* Once this assessment is complete, the Compliance Officer or its designee will determine if the individual meets the eligibility requirements and is job ready.

* If the individual is deemed eligible for Section 3 participation and deemed not ready for employment, a referral will be made to other agencies that are better equipped to address the individual's needs, i.e., substance abuse providers, etc.

* The Section 3 job readiness component is a part of the MSPA commitment to provide economic opportunities and training to residents/eligible participants to become gainfully employed.

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