United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) designates April of each year as Fair Housing month. During Fair Housing month we host a workshop to let our citizens and landlords know what their rights are according the Fair Housing Laws.

Wed. April 19th – Homebuyer Education Workshop

Location: 4400 Denny St, Moss Point, MS 39563 | Time: 4pm-7pm

If you are interested in living the American Dream by purchasing a home, but afraid that you are not ready then this class is for you. This Class will walk you through the home buying process and provide information on budgeting, money management, credit, and the consequences of using "predatory lenders." (i.e. payday loans, title loans, check cashing establishments) Counselor will also explain how to calculate "Debt to Income Ratio". There is a small fee associated with this class. Please contact Mercy Housing at 228.896.1945 to reserve your spot, and make your payment. Registration deadline for the class is April 17, 2017.

Thurs. April 20th – Fair Housing Workshop

Location: 4131 Sue Ellen Street, Moss Point MS 39563 | Time: 3pm-5:30pm

 

Come out and know your rights when it comes to the Fair Housing Laws. The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when they are renting, buying, or securing financing for any housing. The prohibitions specifically cover discrimination because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability and the presence of children. We will also have realtors, credit unions, banks and more on hand to give more information on home buying, and how to obtain grants to purchase a new home or rehab an existing home. 

Fri. April 21st – Community Resource Fair

Location: 4400 Denny St, Moss Point, MS 39563 | Time: 10am-2pm

Tired of calling different agencies just to be put on hold? Feeling like something is not right with your body? Have questions about social security? Know someone that may need assistance from a food bank?  Join us and our many vendors that will be onsite to provide screenings and answer any questions you may have.

 

We are also hosting a Community Resource Fair on Friday, April 21, 2017 at Moss Point River Front Community Center located at 4400 Denny Street Moss Point, MS 39563.

 

If you have any questions please contact the

Community Development Office at 228.474.2345