Contact Alma Ellis 601.432.6975
Jackson—The Institute for Disability Studies
(IDS) at the University of Southern Mississippi will hold a workshop
on fair housing Tuesday, July 18 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Senior
Citizens Center at 800 Washington Street in Natchez.
Information will be provided on fair housing issues, questions
or complaints. Grant programs for down payments for people with
disabilities will be reviewed. The workshop is presented by IDS’
HousingSmart project, funded in part by the U.S. Department of Housing
and Urban Development (HUD), which works to ensure equal opportunities
in housing and to increase home ownership for Mississippians with
It is unlawful to discriminate in housing based on race, color,
national origin, religion, sex, familial status or handicap (disability).
For more information about fair housing in Mississippi, call toll
The Institute for Disability Studies is Mississippi’s University
Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Research, Education
and Service, headquartered for more than 30 years at Southern Miss.
The Institute provides university training, community services activities,
research, and information that promote the independence, productivity,
and community inclusion of individuals with disabilities and their
For more information about IDS, visit the Institute’s Web site
at www.usm.edu/ids or call