The Mississippi Development Authority, Disaster Recovery Division in collaboration with The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies will hold workshops on fair housing laws later this month on the Gulf Coast.
The first is set for Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. at the Mississippi Power Building, 300 Highway 90 in Bay St. Louis. The second will be held Thursday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. at the Ocean Springs Library, 525 Dewey Ave., in Ocean Springs.
The Fair Housing Act protects citizens from housing discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or disability. Federal laws prohibit any organization, entity or government from violating fair housing laws. These workshops will provide information on fair housing as it pertains to homeowners, homebuyers, landlords, renters and the general public.
For more information about the workshops or to register, contact Cindy Griffin at 1-866-883-4474 or 601-432-6933 or by e-mail at
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.