Reminder: Fair Housing workshop is Thursday

The city’s Office of Federal Programs wants to make sure you know your rights and the law when it comes to fair housing.

As part of the educational outreach efforts of the city’s Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, a Fair Housing Act and Americans with Disabilities Act workshop will be conducted Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the Community Development Department’s auditorium.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

Charity Robinson, Fair Housing Project coordinator for the USM Institute for Disability Studies, will present an overview of citizens rights and responsibilities under the federal laws.  Her assistance is provided at no cost to the city.

Once the institute receives formal notification of federal funding renewal for 2016, the city will schedule fair housing education workshops to benefit people working in the Biloxi housing market, including lending institutions, realtors, landlords and housing developers.
See notice of the workshop
Learn more about the city’s Office of Federal Programs


News and notes

The week that was: The Biloxi Fire Department responded to 127 calls for service last week, including 93 emergency medical calls, while the Biloxi Police Department handled nearly 3,000 calls for service. Sorry, still no Community Development Department report. For a look at the archive of Weekly Reports, click here.

Let’s play ball: Children ages three to six can learn the basic skills of baseball through the Start Smart Program.¬† The program is open to the first 20 registrants and teaches children the techniques of throwing, catching and batting.¬† For details and to view a flyer, click here.

Mardi Gras Central: There’s a new page on the city website with a wealth of Mardi Gras info, including a lineup of parades, safety info, and parade routes. You’ll even find Gulf Coast Carnival Association parade photos from City Hall last year. To visit Mardi Gras Central, click here.