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Mississippi Home of Your Own Home Buyer Workshop Set for Starkville PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Contact Alma Ellis - 601.432.6975   

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day home buyer education workshop Tuesday, March 3, for residents with and without disabilities in Oktibbeha and surrounding counties.

The workshop will be held from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. at the USDA Rural Development office at 510 Highway 25 North, Suite 3 in Starkville.

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 257 people with disabilities and their families in 44 Mississippi counties in becoming home owners.

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 home buyers, analyzes their housing needs and financial capacity and prepares them for home ownership. Applicants of the HOYO program must attend home buyer education seminars to be considered for financial assistance in purchasing a home.

For more information or to pre-register for the free home buyer education seminar, call Heather Steele at the Hattiesburg office of the Institute for Disability Studies toll free at 888.671.0051. 

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