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Homeowners, renters and business owners affected by the recent severe storms and flooding in Mississippi that began March 9, 2016, are urged to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, as they may be eligible for disaster assistance.
U.S. Congressmen Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.) , Sanford Bishop (D-Georgia), and Brad Ashford (D-Nebraska) introduced The Small Public Housing Agency Opportunity Act of 2016 (H.R. 4816), bipartisan legislation addressing the administrative burdens facing small and rural housing authorities across the country.
Fifty owner-occupied homes for elderly and disabled residents in Canton, Mississippi, will be rehabilitated thanks in part to a $500,000 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grant from BankPlus and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas). The grant, issued in 2015, will fund Phase 3 of a four-year rehab project, spearheaded by Canton Housing Authority.
A $140,000 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grant from BankPlus and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) is helping 20 low-income homeowners with critical home repairs through Madison Countians Allied Against Poverty (MadCAAP)
U.S. Senators Thad Cochran, R-Miss., and Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today announced that the National Park Service will conduct a special resource study on the home of slain civil rights leader Medgar Wiley Evers to determine its potential for designation as a National Historic Landmark.
U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Thad Cochran, R-Miss., today announced that the National Park Service will conduct a special resource study on the home of slain civil rights leader Medgar Wiley Evers to determine its potential for designation as a National Historic Landmark
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded a grant to Mississippi State University (MSU) in Starkville, Miss., through the People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) program. Nationally the grants were awarded to 38 university student teams for proposed projects to develop new, sustainable products and strategies. Each team will receive up to $15,000 for their proposals
Are you still sleeping on your friend’s couch every night while you work on repairs to your storm-damaged house? Are you and the kids crammed into your in-laws’ one bedroom, one bath because your home was destroyed by the December storms?
U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today announced that the city of Winona, located in Montgomery County, will receive $300,000 in grant funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for improvements to its wastewater collection system
U.S. Representative Gregg Harper (R-Miss) released the following statement this afternoon after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a Congressional Review Act Resolution to disapprove of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule
Homeowners, renters and business owners affected by the recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding in Mississippi that occurred December 23-28, 2015, are urged to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as they may be eligible for disaster assistance.
Water levels in the Mississippi River have increased above 12 feet at the Carrollton gauge located in New Orleans. Although forecasters predict the Mississippi River Levels to decrease over the next few days, St. John Parish and the Pontchartrain Levee District want to remind the public of restrictions regarding the levees in St. John and high water conditions
U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and U.S. Representative Gregg Harper, R-Miss., today announced that their bipartisan legislation to help rural and small communities comply with federal “safe drinking water” regulations has been signed into law by President Obama
Gov. Phil Bryant addressed the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (RESTORE Council) at its meeting today in Biloxi and announced several projects for the State of Mississippi designed to help restore and protect the environment and economy of the state following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper (R-Miss.), today praised passage of S. 611, the “Grassroots Rural and Small Community Water Systems Act,” by the House of Representatives. The bill –would help small and rural communities comply with “safe drinking water” regulations. Rep. Harper and Rep. Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.) introduced companion legislation to Senator Roger Wicker’s S. 611 earlier this year.