Section 3 Certification for Individuals

Self-Certify as a Section 3 resident and connect with local employers You can complete an application online and get self-certified in just a few minutes.

What is Section 3?

Section 3 is a program created by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. It gives low income individuals and small businesses access to job opportunities, training and education, and city contracts.

The Federal Government directs cities to use Federal development funds to promote job opportunities for low income individuals and residents of public housing.

The City of Mobile uses these funds to help improve our neighborhoods and create new housing for low income families. The City contracts with eligible businesses. These businesses are encouraged to hire qualified residents who are certified under Section 3.

How do I get Section 3 Certified?

Individuals are eligible to become Section 3 Certified if they meet one of the following criteria:

  • Currently living in public housing
  • Currently receiving public assistance
  • Living in a household with low to moderate income

If you think you are eligible, you can take our online application and Self-Certify in a few minutes. We will ask you a few questions about your work experience, income, and where you live. All you need to get started is an email address.

What happens after I am Certified?

Section 3 certified individuals can use their profile to connect with Section 3 employers for new job opportunities.

Once you are Self-Certified you may have to provide additional information and documentation. Employers will need to include your information when they bid on City contracts.