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Housing & Development

Wicker, Cochran Announce $10.1 Million in FEMA Grants for Holmes, Montgomery, Yazoo Counties

U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Thad Cochran, R-Miss., today announced the approval of more than $10.1 million in grants to offset debris removal costs associated with tornadoes, severe storms, and flooding in Mississippi in late April.

Justice Department and City of Jackson, Mississippi Resolve Lawsuit Over Zoning of Group Homes

The Justice Department today announced a settlement with the City of Jackson, Mississippi to resolve allegations that the city violated the Fair Housing Act (FHA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by preventing people in recovery from alcohol and substance abuse from living in group homes in most residential areas

MISS. DELEGATION HELPS LAND DHS UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS TEST RANGE IN MISSISSIPPI

All members of the Mississippi congressional delegation today welcomed the decision to base in Mississippi the Department of Homeland Security’s demonstration range facility for small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), or drones.

Take Charge of Your Recovery: Tips to Speed Disaster Assistance

While Mississippi survivors could not stop the January 20-21 severe storms and tornadoes from hammering Forrest, Lamar, Perry and Lauderdale counties, there is plenty those with losses can do – with the help of state and federal disaster assistance – to speed their personal recovery

ATTORNEY GENERAL JIM HOOD REMINDS STORM VICTIMS OF POST-STORM DANGERS FROM SCAMMERS

Attorney General Jim Hood wants to remind Mississippians who suffer property damage as a result of severe storms or flooding to be on alert for scam artists and aware of the many dangers that come from scammers following disasters and storm damage

Mississippi Developers Agree to Settle Housing Discrimination Lawsuit

The Justice Department announced today that the developers of six multi-family housing complexes in southern Mississippi have agreed to pay $350,000 to settle claims that they violated the Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act by building apartment complexes that were inaccessible to persons with disabilities.  As part of the settlement, the defendants also agreed to make substantial retrofits to remove accessibility barriers at the six complexes, which have nearly 500 covered units.

BALDWYN TO RECEIVE $8.8 MILLION FOR WASTEWATER INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADE

U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today announced that the City of Baldwyn will receive $8.8 million in federal funding to restore and upgrade its wastewater system. The $3.19 million grant and a $5.6 million loan to the Lee and Prentiss County community is administered through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Water & Environmental Programs (WEP)

ATTORNEY GENERAL JIM HOOD ANNOUNCES THAT EXPERIAN, TRANSUNION, AND EQUIFAX WILL OVERHAUL CREDIT REPORTING...

Attorney General Jim Hood announced today that the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies will overhaul their business practices and two of the agencies will offer Mississippians unlimited access to free credit reports over the next three years in order to resolve the Attorney General’s investigation into the agencies’ mistakes on credit reports and deceptive marketing activities.

Wicker, Cochran, & Kelly Announce a $2.0 Million USDA Loan for Winston Co. Medical...

U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Thad Cochran, R-Miss., and U.S. Representative Trent Kelly, R-Miss., today announced that reconstruction of a new Winston County Medical Center in Louisville will benefit from the approval of a $2.0 million, zero-interest federal loan

COCHRAN, WICKER & PALAZZO ANNOUNCE $2.0 MILLION GRANT FOR GULFPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), and Congressman Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.), today reported that the City of Gulfport has been awarded a $2.0 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for ongoing infrastructure improvements.

COCHRAN, WICKER PUSH ADMINISTRATION TO ABANDON PROPOSED ESTATE TAX REGS

U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker are among 41 Senators encouraging the Treasury Department to abandon proposed regulations that would significantly increase the estate tax burden on family farms and businesses.

Wicker, Cochran, & Palazzo Announce $2.0 Million Grant for Gulfport Infrastructure

U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Thad Cochran, R-Miss., and Congressman Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., today reported that the City of Gulfport has been awarded a $2.0 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for ongoing infrastructure improvements.

Miss. Lawmakers: FAA Grants $3.8 Million To Supplement Jackson Airport Improvements

U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Thad Cochran, R-Miss., along with Congressman Gregg Harper, R-Miss., announced that the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport will receive a $3.38 million airport improvement grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

HUD ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT WITH RIDGELAND, MISSISSIPPI TO SETTLE DISCRIMINATORY ZONING COMPLAINT

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today an agreement with Ridgeland, Mississippi to resolve complaints the city violated the Fair Housing Act when it passed and enforced a zoning ordinance that HUD claimed was motivated by racial animus and created a discriminatory effect on the city’s African American residents.

HOLMES CO. BUSINESS AWARDED $6.76 MILLION FEMA CONTRACT FOR MANUFACTURED HOMES

U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a $6.76 million contract to a Holmes County business to supply temporary housing for Louisiana flood victims.

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COMMITTEE APPROVES MEDGAR EVERS HOME LEGISLATION

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee this morning approved legislation sponsored by U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) to authorize a study on designating the home of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers as a National Park Service unit.

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Wicker, Cochran Announce $10.1 Million in FEMA Grants for Holmes, Montgomery,...

U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Thad Cochran, R-Miss., today announced the approval of more than $10.1 million in grants to offset debris removal costs associated with tornadoes, severe storms, and flooding in Mississippi in late April.