Homebuyers Workshop Set for August 14 in West Point
Monday, August 02, 2010
Contact Alma Ellis - 601.432.6975   


Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop on Saturday, August 14 for residents with and without disabilities in Clay and surrounding counties.

The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. upstairs at the West Point City Hall at 204 Commerce Street in West Point.

In its 13th year of service to Mississippians with disabilities and their families, HOYO is an award-winning program of The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies. HOYO was created to empower people with disabilities to reach their individual dreams of owning and maintaining their own homes. Since 1997, HOYO has assisted more than 370 people with disabilities and their families in 49 Mississippi counties in becoming homeowners.

Grant funds of up to $15,000 are currently available to eligible borrowers with disabilities in designated areas through HOYO. More information on these grants will be available at the workshop.

HOYO focuses on creating a support system that identifies potential homebuyers, analyzes their housing needs and financial capacity and prepares them for homeownership. Applicants of the HOYO program must attend homebuyer education seminars to be considered for financial assistance in purchasing a home.

For more information or to pre-register for the seminar, call Dorothy Ryland at the West Point City Hall at 662.494.2573 or Heather Steele in the Hattiesburg office of the Institute for Disability Studies toll free at 1.888.671.0051.

About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi, founded in 1910, is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities.  In a tradition of leadership for student development, Southern Miss is educating a 21st century work force providing intellectual capital, cultural enrichment and innovation to Mississippi and the world.  Southern Miss is located in Hattiesburg, Miss., with an additional campus and teaching and research sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast; further information is found at www.usm.edu.