Neighborhood Programs

Largo Neighborhood Grant Program: Provides matching funds for neighborhood beautification projects.

Residential Security Assessments:  Free home security consultations with Largo Police Officers certified in Residential Home Security and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED).

Safe Streets & Neighborhood Watch Programs: Request a free presentation for your neighborhood from the City's Police Outreach Team on these programs and how to establish these programs in your neighborhood.

Traffic Calming Program:  Learn how your neighborhood can request traffic calming measures on your local streets. 

Growing Local Jobs through Federal Investment (Section 3): 
The Section 3 Program is guided by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to foster local economic opportunities for low- and very-low income residents within local communities and to businesses that provide economic opportunities to low- and very-low income residents. Complete a form here. For questions, contact Housing@largo.com or 727-586-7489 Ext. 7212 or email housing@largo.com.

Residents

What is a Section 3 Resident?
  • Registering to qualify as a Section 3 Resident will help connect you to local job opportunities. Your name on a City list would be provided to construction and non-construction companies selected by the City for HUD-funded projects in the event they are hiring. 
How do I qualify/register?
To qualify as a Section 3 Resident, you must be:
  • A local resident (within 5 miles of a project site – which covers most of Largo for projects in Largo) whose household qualifies as low- or very-low income OR
  • A person living in public housing; AND
  • Be interested in receiving information about job openings through local companies.
To register:
What types of job opportunities are available?
  • Positions could be in construction (full time, part-time or apprenticeships), administrative or technical jobs.
  • Section 3 residents can also search HUD’s Section 3 Business Registry for job openings. Search for Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL MSA on the registry site for local Section 3 businesses.

BUSINESSES

What is a Section 3 Business Concern?

A Section 3 Business Concern is a business with:

  • 51% or more owned by Section 3 Residents; or 
  • 30% of employed staff are currently Section 3 Residents or were Section 3 residents within three years of the date of first employment; or
  • 25% of your subcontractors you use are Section 3 Business Concerns.
How do I Register my Business as a Section 3 Business Concern?
  • HUD allows businesses to self-certify that they meet one of the regulatory definitions of a Section 3 business. The business will then be included in a searchable online database that can be used by the City and other agencies that receive HUD funds, developers, contractors. The database can also be used to find Section 3 subcontractors.
  • Visit the HUD’s Section 3 Registry to self-certify your business as a Section 3 Business Concern.
  • In accordance with HUD, it is important to note that Section 3 businesses are not entitled to receive contracts simply by being listed in HUD's Section 3 Business Registry database. Eligible businesses may need to demonstrate that they are responsible and have the ability to perform successfully under the terms and conditions of proposed contracts. Section 3 requirements at 24 CFR 135, then provides preference for contracts and subcontracts to these firms-but not a guarantee.
How Often do Businesses need to get re-certified?

A certified business must re-certify after 3 years.

How can I locate Section 3 Businesses for Subcontractors?
What are my Responsibilities as a Section 3 Business Concern?
If your company is selected for a Section 3 Covered Project:
  • You would be required to develop and show good faith efforts to carry out an action plan for providing training and employment opportunities, to the greatest extent feasible, to lower income residents of the project area and use subcontractors which are located in or owned by persons residing in the project area.
  • Incorporate the Section 3 Clause in all contracts/subcontracts for work in connection with this project.
  • Report on any new hires/subcontractors used and good faith efforts to provide those opportunities to Section 3 Residents/Section 3 Business Concerns.
  • This requirements applies only to work in connection with the federally-funded project.
  • New hires can also include office-based jobs that may be open in connection with the project as well as direct construction jobs.
What would be some examples of how I could fulfill this?
  • Post job availability sign on the site
  • Bring flyers about hiring opportunities to local stores/day labor companies in the area
  • Have new hires for the project complete the Section 3 Registration (online or print form)
  • Post job openings with Career Source Pinellas or other local job agencies
  • Notify the Pinellas County Housing Authority of job openings 
What is a Section 3 Covered Project?
  • Federally funded construction projects that exceed $100,000
  • Does not require a contractor to hire or use subcontractors unless it is necessary to complete the project.
  • Section 3 is triggered when these projects require “new” hires or subcontracting.
  • City Section 3 Goals:
    • 30% of new hires on Section 3 covered projects are Section 3 residents each year;
    • 10% of the total dollar amount of covered construction contracts are provided to Section 3 Concerns.
    • 3% of the total dollar amount of covered non-construction contracts are provided to Section 3 Concerns.

Population Size

4th

Largest City in Tampa Bay

Acres of Park Land

4.5K

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