New Hattiesburg homeowner benefits from federal grant program - WDAM - TV 7 - News, Weather and Sports

New Hattiesburg homeowner benefits from federal grant program

Posted: Updated:
Patricia Bryant cuts a ribbon to welcome friends to her new home on Barkley Road Saturday. Patricia Bryant cuts a ribbon to welcome friends to her new home on Barkley Road Saturday.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

A deserving Hub City woman is beginning a new life in a home of her own, thanks to a long-standing partnership between the City of Hattiesburg and the Community Connections organization. Patricia Bryant cut a ribbon Saturday to welcome guests to her new home on Barkley Road.

She's the latest Hattiesburg resident to benefit from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME).

It provides mortgage subsidies for qualified low-income applicants to help them get affordable housing. Bryant also got help from a downpayment assistance program.

The funds were administered through Community Connections, which is a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO).

"It just gives me reassurance and confidence in what The Word says: 'Seek ye first His kingdom and all things will be added unto you,'" said Bryant.

"She has to meet certain qualifications, income, credit, everything, gainfully employed...she met all those qualifications," said Donna Ali, executive director of Community Connections.

In the last 15 years, Community Connections has also helped about 20 other local residents get a new home of their own.

Copyright 2014 WDAM. All rights Reserved.

 

 

  • LOCALLOCALMore>>

  • Perry County hosts new farmers' market

    Perry County hosts new farmers' market

    Saturday, August 23 2014 3:13 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:13:46 GMT
    Perry County farmers gathered with local residents looking for bargains on fresh foods and craft items Saturday at a first-ever event designed to boost the local economy. A new farmer's market at theMore >>
    It's a monthly event that the Perry County Board of Supervisors hopes will improve the economy and bring more visitors to the area.More >>
  • One dead, one in custody after late night shooting in Hattiesburg

    One dead, one in custody after late night shooting in Hattiesburg

    Saturday, August 23 2014 9:24 AM EDT2014-08-23 13:24:41 GMT
    A Hattiesburg man is dead, and another in custody after a late night shooting on Dabbs Street.  Carlos Yancey, 35, of Hattiesburg died from what appeared to be a gun shot wound according Forrest CountyMore >>
    A Hattiesburg man is dead, and another in custody after a late night shooting on Dabbs Street.More >>
  • A rally to prevent drop-outs

    A rally to prevent drop-outs

    Saturday, August 23 2014 2:00 AM EDT2014-08-23 06:00:12 GMT
    Gautier schools came together this Thursday for a Destination Graduation celebration. Destination Graduation is a drop-out prevention program put in place by the Pascagoula School District to raise theMore >>
    Gautier schools came together this Thursday for a Destination Graduation celebration.
    Destination Graduation is a drop-out prevention program put in place by the Pascagoula School District to raise the graduation rate to 100% over the next five years.








     
    More >>