Housing - Home of Your Own Delta Initiative


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A couple from the Delta at their new home.The HOYO Delta Initiative offers assistance to people with disabilities to identify and locate safe, affordable housing and community-based supports needed to empower people with disabilities in their quest for independence and community inclusion in 21 counties in the Mississippi Delta.


HOYO Delta staff holds regular home buyer education classes in various locations in the Delta. From IDS’ housing office in Indianola, located at 382 Hwy 82E, staff has assisted over 300 individuals and their families with homebuyer education and counseling. Seventy individuals and their families in the Delta have become homeowners.

Assistance provided includes

  • group home buyer education training
  • pre-purchase counseling
  • post-purchase counseling
  • financial assistance when grant funds are available for downpayment assistance
  • coordination of additional resources needed by borrowers  
Rev. David Matthews; back row, Lieutenant Ernest Gilson and Officer Roger Simpso
IDS formally opened a Delta housing office in the Delta Housing Corporation building in Indianola .Cutting the ribbon at the Delta housing office open house are, from left, front row, Sheila Waldrup, director, Indianola Chamber of Commerce; Mary Kent, supervisor, District 2, Sunflower County; Susan Wilson, first vice president, Indianola Chamber of Commerce, Community Bank; Royal Walker, director, IDS; Mayor Arthur Marble, City of Indianola;
Rev. David Matthews; back row, Lieutenant Ernest Gilson and Officer Roger Simpson, Indianola Police Department; Tracy Smith and Yumekia Jones, Delta Housing Development Corporation; Mrs. Rose Randle; Carver Randle, attorney; Clanton Beamon, president/CEO, Delta Housing Development Corporation.

The HOYO Delta Initiative is funded by the F. B. Heron Foundation.

Coordinator for Housing Initiatives
Telephone:  601.266.5163
Toll Free and TTY:  1.888.671.0051