Coast families with disabilities can get help with a down payment on a home

A free workshop on Sept. 29 will inform Coast residents who have a family member with a disability how they might qualify for a $22,000 grant to purchase their first home.

The workshop is sponsored by Mississippi Home of Your Own for residents of Harrison and surrounding counties. It is from 3-5 p.m. at the Handsboro Community Center, 1890 Switzer Road, Gulfport, and registration is not required to attend.

Applicants of the HOYO program must attend a homebuyer education seminar to be considered for financial assistance in purchasing a home.

HOYO is a program of University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies and since 1997 has assisted 685 families in 65 Mississippi counties in becoming homeowners.

Details: 888-671-0051 or 601-266-4097