To celebrate National Home Ownership Month, The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies is hosting a housing application fair for Hattiesburg and surrounding areas on June 4 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the Jackie Dole Sherrill Community Center at 220 West Front Street.
“June is National Homeownership Month,” said Cassie Hicks, coordinator of housing initiatives for the Institute for Disability Studies. “This month is a good time to focus on buying a home in the Hattiesburg area.”
The Institute for Disability Studies currently has grant funds for qualifying applicants to receive up to $15,000 in down payment assistance in targeted areas. Applicants must have a disability or live with a family member with a disability and meet grant criteria to qualify for funds. Housing counselors will be available to take applications. Refreshments will be served.
To register for the free housing application fair or for more information, call Heather Steele or Tina Massey at the Institute for Disability Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi at 601-266-5163.
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.