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Mississippi Home of Your Own Workshop Set for August 24 in Yazoo City

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Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop on Friday, Aug. 24 for residents with and without disabilities in Yazoo and surrounding counties.

The workshop, sponsored by the Yazoo City Housing Authority, will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Yazoo City Housing Authority Office at 121 Lindsey Lawn Drive in Yazoo City, Miss.

In its 15th year of service to Mississippians with disabilities and their families, HOYO is an award-winning program of The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies. HOYO was created to empower people with disabilities to reach their individual dreams of owning and maintaining their own homes. Since 1997, HOYO has assisted 470 people with disabilities and their families in 61 Mississippi counties in becoming homeowners.

Grants of up to $15,000 are currently available to eligible borrowers with disabilities in designated areas through HOYO. More information about these loans will be available at the workshop.

HOYO focuses on creating a support system that identifies potential homebuyers, analyzes their housing needs and financial capacity and prepares them for homeownership. Applicants of the HOYO program must attend homebuyer education seminars to be considered for financial assistance in purchasing a home.

For more information or to pre-register for the free homebuyer education seminar, call the Jackson office of the Institute for Disability Studies toll free at 1.866.883.4474.