Forrest County to offer homeowner grants

FORREST COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Forrest County officials are offering financial assistance to eligible buyers looking to purchase a home in the area.

A $500,000 home buyer assistance grant was approved for the county Tuesday.

The grant will provide $25,000 for home buyers who meet certain requirements - the funding is enough for 20 homes.

The grant is only available for existing houses being purchased for $50,000 or more, and the home must be the buyer's primary residence.

There is also a provision of forgiveness where if the homeowner lives in the home for half of the time, half of the grant would have to be repaid.