June marks "National Homeownership Month" - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

June marks "National Homeownership Month"

Gloria Adams, Mississippi Development Authority Gloria Adams, Mississippi Development Authority
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The month of June marks "National Homeownership Month."

H.U.D. and the Jackson Housing Authority kicked off the month Wednesday morning with the "2011 Homeownership and Affordable Housing Rally".

A number of homeownership advocates attended the rally at the state capitol.

They gathered to encourage the public to keep the American dream of owning a home alive.

"Communities need people to have strength in taking ownership of where they live and homeownership allows them to be able to do that, they feel a vested interest and it also helps the community where they live to expand their housing stock and their tax base at the same time," said Gloria Adams from the Mississippi Development Authority.

The Jackson Housing Authority will host a number of homeownership workshops this month.

For more information contact JHA at 601-362-0885.

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