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Institute for Disability Studies to Hold Fair Housing Workshop in Hattiesburg

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The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) will hold a free, fair housing workshop at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18 at the Jackie Dole Sherrill Community Center at 220 West Front St. in Hattiesburg.

The one-and-a-half-hour workshop will focus on fair housing, housing discrimination, the housing rights of individuals, how to file a housing complaint and other fair housing information. Light refreshments will be provided. Workshop materials are available in alternate formats on request.

The workshop is presented by IDS’ Mississippi Fair Housing Initiative Program, through funding provided by the Mississippi Development Authority. BancorpSouth is sponsor of the Hattiesburg workshop.

It is unlawful to discriminate in housing based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or disability. For more information about fair housing in Mississippi, call toll-free 1.866.883.4474.

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 families.

For more information about IDS, visit the Institute’s website at www.usm.edu/disabilty-studiesor call 1.888.671.0051.