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New Housing Resource Center Opens in Bay St. Louis

With more than 70,000 South Mississippi homes pummeled by Katrina, many people still have questions about rebuilding and housing alternatives. Now, Hancock County residents have a new place to turn for information. 

On Tuesday, local, state, and federal officials were in Bay St. Louis for the official grand opening of a new housing resource center.

"We've brought all of the organizations and agencies across the state, nationally, to one place so that they can look for alternatives in rebuilding their communities and their lives," said Demetria Crumbly, Executive Director of the Bay St. Louis Housing Authority.

LISC, a national non-profit agency, provided funding for the new resource center. At Tuesday's ribbon cutting, they presented a $200,000 check to the Biloxi Housing Authority.

"The LISC money will be used actually to get the projects started for the redevelopment of the housing authority after the devastation by the storm," said Daniel Strange of Center Point Investment Company.

The new resource center will be run by about a dozen volunteers. They will provide free information about housing, such as required elevation levels and avenues for rental assistance

AmSouth Bank provided a $1,000 donation to the new resource center, which is a team venture by the Bay St. Louis Housing Authority and HUD. The One Stop Shop is located at 601 Bienville Street in Bay St. Louis.

By Toni Miles

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