FEMA Housing Inspectors in Mississippi Counties Damaged by March Floods

Housing inspectors contracted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency are assisting eligible survivors of the recent flooding by visiting neighborhoods and checking for damage

Hattiesburg Businessmen Indicted for Fraud Relating to Government Housing Contract

Kenneth Fairley, 62, of Hattiesburg, and Artie Fletcher, 55, of Picayune, have been charged in a federal indictment with a scheme to defraud the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis, IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge Jerome R. McDuffie, HUD Special Agent in Charge Nadine Gurley, Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Donald Always and Mississippi State Auditor Stacey Pickering

Palazzo, Bishop, Ashford Introduce Small Public Housing Legislation

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.

$500K Grant to Rehab 50 Homes for Elderly and Disabled in Canton, Mississippi

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.


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.

Park Service to Conduct Historic Landmark Study on Medgar Evers Home

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

Students from Mississippi State University Among 38 Teams to Receive EPA Grants for Innovative...

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

Mississippi Tornado Survivors: Keep Your Recovery Process Moving by Returning SBA Disaster Loan Applications

Mississippi tornado survivors who do not submit their U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loan applications may be saying no to a primary source of federal disaster assistance.

Temporary Housing Assistance Available for Displaced Survivors in Mississippi

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?

$300,000 ARC Grant Awarded to Winona

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.

Residents Reminded of Restrictions Due to High Mississippi River Water Levels

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

Rural Water Bill Signed Into Law

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. Bryant Announces RESTORE Projects for Mississippi

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



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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