Eligible Certified Professional participants can submit their application to the Mississippi Housing Institute for consideration.


  1. Must be licensed and in good standing by the Mississippi State Board of Contractors
  2. Must be a member of the local, state and national Home Builders Association

  3. Must maintain primary occupation in residential building, remodeling or commercial building and/or remodeling

  4. Must have built at least ten (10) homes or completed five (5) residential remodeling jobs with a value of $20,000 or more

  5. Must provide three (3) letters of reference with application: one (1) home buyer, one (1) supplier, and one (1) banker.

  6. Applicants that have had foreclosures in the last four (4) years or bankruptcies in the last seven (7) years (whether it be personal, business or partnership) are not eligible for participating in the program