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Homebuyers Workshop Set for Nov. 7 in Hattiesburg PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Contact Alma Ellis - 601.432.6975   

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, Nov. 7 for residents with and without disabilities in Forrest, Lamar and surrounding counties.

The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bancorp South at 6668 Highway 98, Suite F in Hattiesburg.

In its 12th 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 317 people with disabilities and their families in 45 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 about 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 free homebuyer education seminar, call Heather Steele at 601-266-5163 or toll free at 1-888-671-0051.

About The University of Southern Mississippi
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