Free Rebuilding Advice Offered By FEMA

CLINTON, MS - May 28, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are continuing to offer free rebuilding and disaster-resistance advice to Mississippi residents

National Low Income Housing Coalition Honored for Support of Hurricane Recovery in Mississippi

Washington, DC - May 18, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) was honored by the Mississippi Center for Justice at the 2010 Mississippi on the Potomac Reception on Tuesday, May 11. Reilly Morse, Senior Attorney at the Mississippi Center for Justice, presented NLIHC with the award.

Tornado survivor receives Mississippi Cottage

PEARL - May 14, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- A Yazoo resident is the first survivor of the April 24 tornado to purchase a Mississippi Cottage to replace his destroyed home. Mississippi First Lady Marsha Barbour met Eddie Ketchum at 11 a.m. today in front of his new home on Canton Drive to hand him the keys to his Mississippi Cottage.

Disaster Housing Programs For Tornado Survivors In Full Swing

More than $1.3 million in temporary housing assistance provided for Mississippians CLINTON, MS - May 12, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) --To meet the needs of survivors of the April 23-24 storms and tornadoes, the housing programs of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency are now well underway.

MEMA Offers Cottages to Central Mississippi Tornado Survivors

PEARL, MS - May 10, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Imagine that you are going to bed on a Friday night not knowing that the next afternoon, your life and home as you know it, will never be the same again. This is a frightening thought for many, but unfortunately, it became a reality for hundreds of families who survived the April 24 storms that ripped through rural Mississippi. Ten people were killed and hundreds of families were displaced due to the storm that produced several powerful tornadoes.


WASHINGTON, DC - May 3, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to five counties in Mississippi and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes due to April's severe storms, tornadoes and flooding.

Donated MEMA Cottages Receive Helping Hand From Volunteers

PEARL, MS - April 2, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Instead of soaking up sun rays on a faraway beach, a group of college students from across the country decided to spend their Spring break volunteering for the United Way in Ocean Springs. Armed with paint brushes and rollers, these college students opted for an alternative Spring break by helping put the finishing touches on a 75-unit Mississippi Cottage community called Highland Village on Gibson Rd, just north of U.S. Highway 90. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency donated the cottages at no cost to Mercy Housing, a non-profit organization that is working with a local contractor, to provide more permanent, affordable housing to residents still trying to recover from Hurricane Katrina.

Mississippi Home Corporation to Host Financial Health Workshop

Hattiesburg, MS - February 12, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Mississippi Home Corporation (MHC) will host a Financial Health Workshop on Thursday, February 25, 2010 at the Jackie Dole Sherrill Community Center, 220 West Front Street in Hattiesburg. MHC will host the free workshop from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. The workshop will be particularly helpful for individuals who are worried about losing their home, are having trouble making ends meet, who believe they have a mortgage that is unfair, or simply want to learn how to manage their finance better. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet trained counselors who can review their finances, find other programs that can over assistance, and learn how to avoid financial pitfalls in the future.

EastGroup Properties Acquires Three Building Complex in San Diego for $17 Million

Jackson, MS - January 29, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- EastGroup Properties (NYSE-EGP) today announced the acquisition of the Ocean View Corporate Center in San Diego, California for a purchase price of $17,000,000. Located in the Otay Mesa submarket, Ocean View contains 274,000 square feet in three, multi-tenant business distribution industrial buildings. Constructed in 2005, the complex is presently 87% leased to 14 customers. Ocean View is projected to generate an annualized yield of 9.6% at its current occupancy and rents.

MHC Awards $100,000 to Green Building Contest Winners

Jackson, MS - January 15, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Mississippi Home Corporation (MHC) today announced the three winners of its Growing a Greener Mississippi building competition. Gulf Coast Builders, LLC won the $50,000 and First Place for their affordable green home in Gulfport, MS. Habitat for Humanity Bay Waveland’s entry in Bay St. Louis received Second Place and $30,000 and Village Green Builders, Inc.’s entry in Oxford received Third Place and $20,000. The awards were announced at a luncheon during MHC’s 20th Annual Affordable Housing Conference at the Jackson Convention Complex

Wicker & Cochran Introduce Bill to Extend Important Gulf Coast Rebuilding Tax Incentive

WASHINGTON, DC - November 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- A key tax incentive designed to spur rebuilding efforts in the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina would be extended for two years by legislation introduced today by U.S. Senators Roger Wicker and Thad Cochran


BOLTON, MS - October 1, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, United States Representative Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) announced that the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development will provide Economic Development Initiative Special Project funds to the County in the amount of $902,500.00

EastGroup Properties Acquires Three Dallas Buildings for $6.7 Million

Jackson, MS - August 18, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- EastGroup Properties (NYSE-EGP) today announced the acquisition of three business distribution buildings containing 227,000 square feet in Dallas for a combined purchase price of $6,675,000. The buildings, which will be renamed Interstate Distribution Center V, VI and VII, are located in the city's close-in northwest submarket along the Stemmons Freeway. They were constructed in 1979-81 and are presently 87% occupied by six customers. The buildings are projected to generate an annualized 9.2% yield at their current occupancy.

MHC to Hold Homebuyer Fair in Marks

Attendees Will Receive Valuable Information about Buying and Owning a Home. Marks, MS - June 18, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Mississippi Home Corporation (MHC) will hold a free Homebuyer Fair on June 30th, 2009 at the Community House on Pecan St. in Marks, MS from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.. The fair will be hosted by MHC, Quitman County Community Development Organization, and USDA/Rural Development. Representatives of the host organizations will answer questions and provide valuable information about affordable homebuying programs, credit scores, and the homebuying process in general.

MEMA helps build safer schools on Gulf Coast

PEARL, MS - March 17, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Students at the new D’Iberville High School are safer every day thanks in part to Hazard Mitigation Grant funding provided by FEMA and administered by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency.



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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