Mississippi Cottages available at auction


PEARL, MI – May 21, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — More than 175 Mississippi Cottages will be auctioned off to registered bidders at 10 a.m. on June 4.

The cottage units are staged at 346 Beaver Dam Rd., Perkinston, Miss., 39573. The auction will feature one-bedroom, 400 square feet units with feature front porches. The units will be sold as they are. The condition of the units varies from slightly damaged to needing multiple improvements.

No employees from any Mississippi state agency or university are eligible to participate in this public sale. Per Section 25-4-105(3)(b) of the Mississippi Code, state employees/officers may neither directly nor indirectly participate in this sale or receive property offered in this sale.

To participate in the auction, people must register and obtain a bidder number prior to the auction. Bidders may contact Deanco Auction at 877-898-5905 for more information.

To register, a person must present a driver’s license. If paying cash for a unit, the bidder may or may not have to place a 10 percent deposit depending on prior history with Deanco Auction, the auctioneers based out of Philadelphia, Miss.

If a bidder is paying for units with a company or personal check, a bank letter of guarantee must be provided. A 5 percent buyer’s premium will be charged and sales tax may apply.

Proceeds from the sale of these cottages will be used to continue the operations of the Mississippi Cottage program that is currently helping find viable living options for those Hurricane Katrina survivors who still are living in FEMA-provided disaster housing units.

People interested in viewing the cottages online may do so at www.mscottage.org

Media Contact 866-920-MEMA



  1. I am interested in buy a cottage for my 84 year old mother and her 87 year old husband. Their mobile home is falling apart. How can I find out where to locate one and the price? They need a two bedroom with a little porch on the front. My home phone is 662-447-2576 my cell is 662-231-5224

  2. Are there any Katrina cottages left? Where are they located? Are they being sold or auctioned? I would like to buy a couple of them, if they are being sold for a reasonable price and if they’re in good condition. Will you please send any info you have regarding the cottages to my e-mail address? Thank you.

  3. Looking for Katrina homes that will be auctioned off. If you have date, time and location of next Katrina homes that will be held in Mississippi, please advise and thank you.

  4. I would like to know when the next auction is for the Katrina Cottages. I would be very interested in purchasing one. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you


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