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Mississippi Home of Your Own Home Buyer Workshops Set for Jackson, Picayune PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Contact Alma Ellis, 601.432.6975   

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor two free one-day home buyer education workshops in Jackson and Picayune. 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. 

The Jackson workshop is set for Saturday, July 18, for residents with and without disabilities in Hinds and surrounding counties. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the meeting room of the Hinds County Extension Office at 1735 Wilson Boulevard in Jackson. For more information or to pre-register, call the Jackson IDS office at 601.432.6876 or toll free at 1.866.883.4474. 

The Picayune workshop is set for Saturday, July 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at BankPlus at 115 Williams Ave. For more information or to pre-register for the free home buyer education seminar, call Tina Massey in the Hattiesburg office at 1.888.671.0051.  

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 282 people with disabilities and their families in 45 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 the Jackson office of the Institute for Disability Studies at 601.432.6876 or toll free at 1.866.883.4474. 

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.  

 
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