- Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) an award-winning program
of the Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) at The University
of Southern Mississippi will sponsor a one-day home buyer
education workshop Feb. 22 for residents with disabilities in Forrest
and surrounding counties.
will be held from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Pearl River Community College,
5448 U.S. Highway 49, in Hattiesburg.
on creating a support system that will identify potential home buyers,
analyze their housing needs and financial capacity, and prepare
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. Representatives from local banks will provide
information to individuals interested in first-time home ownership.
Budgeting, credit and home financing topics will be discussed.
home buyers are urged to call Frankie Lee at the Institute for Disability
Studies at (601) 266-5163 or 1-888-671-0051 to preregister for free
home buyer education. A light lunch will be served at the meeting.
IDS is Mississippi's
Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research,
and Service, headquartered for 25 years at Southern Miss. The Institute
provides university training, community service activities, research,
and information that promote the independence, productivity, and
community inclusion of individuals with disabilities and their families.
For more information about IDS, visit the Institute's Web site at
www.ids.usm.edu or call 1-888-671-0051 (TTY).