Mississippi Home of Your Own Homebuyer Workshop Set for Hattiesburg
By Erica Davis| January 9, 2015 at 7:51 PM CST - Updated July 2 at 1:00 PM
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The following is a news release from The University of Southern Mississippi
Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Wednesday, Jan. 21, for anyone in Forrest and surrounding counties interested in buying a home.
The workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mississippi State University Extension Service office. The Extension Service is located next to the Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center at 952 Sullivan Drive in Hattiesburg. This workshop is co-sponsored by The First Bank and the Forrest County Extension Office. Light refreshments will be provided.
In its 18th 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 565 people with disabilities and their families in 64 Mississippi counties in becoming homeowners.
Forgivable deferred loans based upon need are currently available to eligible borrowers with disabilities in designated areas of the state through HOYO. More information about these grants 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 Heather Steele at the Institute for Disability Studies at 601.266.4097 or toll free at 1.888.671.0051.