November 23, 2014  

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Institute for Disability Studies to Hold Free Fair Housing Workshops in Gulfport, Moss Point and Picayune

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The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) will hold three free fair housing workshops along the Gulf Coast in March.

Workshops schedules are as follows:

  • Gulfport - Wednesday, March 12, 3:30-5 p.m.

Gulfport Public Library, 1708 25th Ave.

  • Moss Point – Friday, March 14, 12-1:30 p.m.

Ina Thompson Moss Point Library, 4119 Bellview St.

  • Picayune – Monday, March. 24, 12-1:30 p.m.

Margaret Reed Crosby Memorial Library, 900 Goodyear Blvd.

The workshops 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 workshops, call 1-866-883-4474.

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

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 at 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 40 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 or call 1.888.671.0051.