HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Housing Services at the University of Southern Mississippi has received a $900,000 grant to help people with disabilities.
The grant was awarded as part of the program called Mississippi Home of Your Own.
The program works with families that have someone in the household with a disability.
USM, Associate Coordinator Heather Steele said they provide down payment assistance for up to $22,000.
Steele said the funds are available for two years, and there are qualifications for applicants.
- Must have a disability.
- Must have good credit and able to get a home loan approval from a lender that’s willing to participate with the program.
- Must be a low-income Mississippi resident purchasing their primary resident.
- Must have a certain amount of income.