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Institute for Disability Studies to Hold Fair Housing Workshop in Laurel

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The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) will hold a workshop on fair housing and homeownership on Tuesday, June 26, from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at the Cameron Recreation Center located at 711 North 10th Ave. in Laurel, Miss.

The workshop will focus on fair housing, housing discrimination, the housing rights of individuals, how to file a housing complaint and other fair housing information as well as covering the basics of homeownership and the down-payment assistance services provided by the MS Home Of Your Own (HOYO) program. Refreshments will be provided.

The workshop is presented by IDS’ HousingSmart project, funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which works to ensure equal opportunities in housing and to increase homeownership for Mississippians with disabilities.

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 Web site at www.usm.edu/idsor call 1.888.671.0051.