Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop on Saturday, August 25 for residents with and without disabilities in George and surrounding counties.
The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the George County Habitat for Humanity at 52 Virginia Street in Lucedale, Miss.
In its 15th 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 470 people with disabilities and their families in 61 Mississippi counties in becoming homeowners.
Forgivable deferred loans of up to $15,000 are currently available to eligible borrowers with disabilities in designated areas through HOYO. More information about these loans 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 Melissa Bennett at the Hattiesburg office of the Institute for Disability Studies toll free at 1.866.671.0051.