- 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 in Jackson on Saturday, May 31. The workshop benefits residents
with disabilities in Hinds and surrounding counties.
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 to be considered for financial assistance in
purchasing a home.
will be held from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Northside Center, 104
East Northside Drive.
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 Amy Cooper at the Institute for Disability
Studies at (601) 432-6876 to preregister for the 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 Mississippi.
The institute provides university training, community service activities,
research, and information that promote the
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).