Institute for Disability Studies (MS UCDD) Held a Fair Housing Workshop in Grenada

June 16, 2008

Source: Institute for Disability Studies

Contact: Alma Ellis at 601.432.6975

The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies held a workshop on fair housing June 12 in the Elizabeth Jones Library at 1050 Fairfield Ave. in Grenada.

Information was provided on fair housing issues, questions or complaints. The workshop provided information for individuals with disabilities, home buyers, renters, landlords and contractors, and senior citizens.

The workshop was presented by IDS' HousingSmart project, funded in part by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which works to ensure equal opportunities in housing and to increase home ownership for Mississippians with disabilities.

It is unlawful to discriminate in housing based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or handicap (disability). For more information about fair housing in Mississippi, call toll-free 866.883.4474.

The Institute for Disability Studies is Mississippi's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Research, Education and Service, headquartered for more than 30 years at Southern Miss. The Institute provides university training, community services activities, research and information that promote the independence, productivity and community inclusion of individuals with disabilities and their families. For more information about IDS, visit the Institute's Web site at or call 888.671.0051.

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