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Institute for Disability Studies to Hold Free Fair Housing Workshop in Long Beach

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 09:37am

The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) will hold a free fair housing workshop on Thursday, Nov. 20, at 6 p.m. at the Institute for Disability Studies on the Southern Miss Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach.

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, call 228.214.3400.

The workshop is presented by IDS' Mississippi Fair Housing Initiative Program through funding provided by the Mississippi Development Authority Disaster Recovery Division.

According to the Fair Housing Act (Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968), 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, contact Charity Robinson, Fair Housing project coordinator, at 228.214.3400 or charity.robinsonFREEMississippi.

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