Copy-Grant money to help first-time homebuyers, homeowners

The Jackson Housing Authority has $250,000 to split between two grants. One grant will offer about $6,000 each to twenty low-income homeowners who need repairs on their homes. The other grant valued at a little more than $112,000 is available to help fifteen first-time, low-income homebuyers with $7,000 in down payment assistance.

"We've administered these grants before they have a wonderful impact on the community, the recipients are always very appreciative they're just fun grants for us to administer," says Allison Cox, the Executive Director for the Jackson Housing Authority.

The grants were awarded by Bank Plus and the Federal Loan Bank of Dallas. The money will be granted to qualified families living in or purchasing a home in the Jackson metro area.

For more information on the down payment assistance grant call 601-398-0446 or 601-362-0885 Ext.100. The JHA Homeownership Center is located at 256 E. Fortification Street in Jackson.

For information on the JHA Homeowner Rehabilitation Program (home repairs grant) call 601-362-0885. You can pick up applications Tuesday-Thursday from 9 11:45 a.m. or 1:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the JHA location at 2747 Livingston Road in Jackson.

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