November 27, 2014  

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Institute for Disability Studies to Hold Free Fair Housing Workshop in Vicksburg

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The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) will hold a free fair housing workshop on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 4 p.m. at the Vicksburg Public Library at 700 Veto St., in Vicksburg, Miss.

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. To register for the free workshop or for more information about fair housing in Mississippi, call toll-free at 1.866.883.4474.

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.

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-studies.