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Home of Your Own Program to Host Housing Celebration in Tupelo PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Contact Alma Ellis 601.432.6975   

WHO: News directors, editors

WHAT: Housing celebration for Steve Monts. Media welcome to attend for photo/interview opportunities

WHEN: 11 a.m., Friday, August 1

WHERE:  928 Blair Street, Tupelo, Miss.

SPECIFICS: News representatives are invited to 928 Blair Street, Tupelo, Miss., for a house celebration for Steven Monts and his family, who have been assisted by the Home of Your Own (HOYO) program of The University of Southern Mississippi’s Institute for Disability Studies.

The Home of Your Own program is an award-winning program that assists individuals in purchasing a home by focusing on creating a support system that identifies potential home buyers, analyzes their housing needs and financial capacity, prepares them for home ownership, and matches them to an appropriate loan product. Mr. Monts will be available for interviews.

In its 11th year of service to Mississippians with disabilities and their families, HOYO has assisted more than 230 people with disabilities and their families in 42 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 is available from the Institute for Disability Studies.

CONTACT: Alma Ellis, 601.432.6975

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