Yearly Archives: 2010

Protect Your Home and Family Before, During and After the Holidays

Jackson MS - December 23, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- As family and friends gather to celebrate the season Commissioner of Insurance and State Fire Marshal Mike Chaney encourages all Mississippians to take the time to contemplate potential fire hazards, home mishaps and understand how your insurance might apply

‘Tis the Season to Decorate Safely

Jackson, MS - December 7, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mississippians show their holiday spirit with colorful lights, and decorated Christmas trees. While decorations bring great joy to many, Commissioner of Insurance and State Fire Marshal Mike Chaney reminds everyone that from the standpoint of fire safety, the holidays are also the time people need to be most fire safety conscious

MHC to Host Homebuyer Fair in Doddsville

Doddsville, MS - November 17, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Residents of Doddsville and the surrounding area are invited to attend a free homebuyer fair on November 30, 2010, at the Doddsville Community Center, 133 Eastland St., from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. hosted by the Mississippi Home Corporation (MHC), BDT Housing Services Enterprise, USM Institute for Disability Studies, ECD/Hope Community Credit Union, and the City of Doddsville. The homebuyer fair will be open to the public and provide attendees the opportunity to learn more about the benefits of homeownership and details of the home buying process.


Biloxi, MS - November 16, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U. S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour today announced the approval of a $132 million disaster recovery plan proposed by the State of Mississippi that will direct federal funding to Hurricane Katrina housing recovery in southern Mississippi. Primarily funded through HUD supplemental disaster recovery Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, the program supports the long-term recovery in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The plan includes a new Neighborhood Home program that will repair low-and-moderate-income homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina and assist qualified low-and-moderate-income families to occupy Mississippi Cottages and find rental housing.

EastGroup Properties Announces Presentation at REIT World 2010: NAREIT’s Annual Convention for all Things...

Jackson, MS - November 11, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- EastGroup Properties (NYSE-EGP) announced today that it is scheduled to present at REIT World 2010: NAREIT's Annual Convention for All Things REIT. EastGroup's presentation is scheduled for Monday, November 15, 2010 at 8:40 a.m., EST

Nursing Home Employee Pleads Guilty to Exploitation and Embezzlement

Jackson, MS - November 10, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- A Clarksdale nursing home employee has plead guilty to exploitation and embezzlement charges against her, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today

Cold Weather Increases Home Heating Fire Risk

Jackson, MS - November 8, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The expected first freeze of the year greatly increases the risk for home heating fires. Commissioner of Insurance and State Fire Marshal Mike Chaney urges the public to be mindful of the fire risks associated with home heating

State Fire Marshal’s Office Cracks Down On Illegal Factory Built Home Installers

Jackson, MS - November 5, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- In recent weeks inspectors from the Fire Code Enforcement/Factory Built Home Division of the Mississippi State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) have filed charges against 11 individuals in eight counties for violating Mississippi law regarding the installation/transportation of factory built homes. Of those charged, seven have been arrested by local law enforcement authorities. All have been charged with installing a factory built home without a license.

MHC to Host Homebuyer Fair in Louisville

Louisville, MS - October 21, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Residents of Winston and the surrounding counties who are interested in purchasing a home are invited to attend a free homebuyer fair on Monday, October 25, 2010, at the Winston County Extension Office, 460 Vance Street in Louisville, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. hosted by The Mississippi Home Corporation, the Winston County Self-Help Cooperative (WCSHC), the NAACP Winston County Branch, Regions Bank, and Bancorp South. The homebuyer fair will be open to the public and provide attendees the opportunity to learn more about the benefits of homeownership and the home buying process.


WASHINGTON, DC - October 20, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced that it is charging Vicksburg, Mississippi, rental property owner Richard Cowart and his property manager, Janie Kelly, with violating the Fair Housing Act by refusing to renew the lease of a white tenant at Shamrock Apartments because the tenant associated with African Americans and has a biracial daughter. The HUD charge also alleges the property manager made discriminatory statements about renting to African Americans and tenants associating with African Americans.

Mississippi Joins States Looking Into “Robo-Signers” at Major Mortgage Loan Companies

Jackson, MS - October 18, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Jim Hood is joining a 49-state bipartisan mortgage foreclosure working group, as part of a coordinated national effort by states to review the practice of so-called robo-signing within the mortgage servicing industry

Congressman Thompson announces $5,438,712 in disaster recovery grants to help Mississippi reduce damages from...

BOLTON, MS - September 10, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, United States Representative Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) announced The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $5,438,712to Mississippi to reduce damages from future disasters

Taylor to Discuss Shipbuilding Contracts with Navy Acquisition Chief

Gulfport, MI - August 30, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Gene Taylor (D-Miss.) announced that at his request Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus has agreed to send Sean Stackley, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition, to Mississippi to discuss ongoing shipbuilding contract negotiations between the Navy and Northrop Grumman

Mississippi Home Corporation Awards over $8 Million in Housing Tax Credits

Jackson, MS—The Mississippi Home Corporation (MHC) has awarded over $8 million in Housing Tax Credits (HTC) to developers for the construction and rehabilitation of 589 units statewide. The developments will create over 500 jobs, which will provide $12.89 million in constructions wages and produce $67.78 million in related spending in their communities

Early Home and Insurance Preparation Key to Protecting Lives and Property from Tropical Storm

Jackson, MI - July 23, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Tropical Storm Bonnie, though not predicted to make direct landfall in Mississippi, can still cause damage with heavy rains, high winds and storm surge expected along the coast this weekend. The Mississippi Insurance Department (MID) reminds everyone that preparation in advance of a storm can help save lives and property and can prevent unpleasant insurance surprises



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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