CSPs are workers who are on call 24 hours a day for public safety emergencies in a Housing Department approved, community-based organization. Qualified CSPs receive first preference in an Affordable or rental lottery if they do not have four years employment, but if they do already have four years, they are entered in the lottery an extra time. This is different for Employment-based units. For additional information on Employment-based units click here.
To be a qualified CSP, the organization you work for and your position must be approved by the Housing Department, Town Council, and Board of County Commissioners. This is done by the organization completing the Critical Services Provider Organization Application (PDF) and submitting it to the Housing Department. The organization must be approved prior to the CSP entering any lottery. The Joint Council and Commissioners (JIM) meet once a month so this could take some time. Once the organization and position is approved, the CSP must have a supervisor complete the CSP Verification Form and submit it with their lottery entry. All certifications must be completed before you will be eligible.