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Housing

  • Opens new browser window MS Rental Assistance HUD  - Helps apartment owners offer reduced rents to low-income tenants.
  • Opens new browser window HUD Fair Housing Laws  - Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act), as amended, prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other housing-related transactions, based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women, and people securing custody of children under the age of 18), and disability.
  • Opens new browser window MS Landlord and Tenant Act  - Know your responsibilities as a tenant. Read your lease agreement carefully! HUD handles complaints about housing discrimination, bad landlords in federal housing and many other issues.
  • Opens new browser window MS HUD
  • Opens new browser window Public Housing  - Public housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities.
  • Opens new browser window HUD Affordable Apartment Search  - Another engine to find subsidized apartments in Mississippi
  • Opens new browser window National Urban League  - The mission of the Urban League movement is to enable African Americans to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights.
  • Opens new browser window MS Home of Your Own  - The HOYO Disability Housing Initiative gets the non-competitive funding from Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) to offer statewide (excluding entitlement cities) downpayment assistance of up to $15,000 to eligible households with family members with a disability.
  • Opens new browser window IDS Neighborhood Stabilization  - Working with individuals and families with incomes at or below 120% of the area median income who are interested in purchasing properties in the five targeted areas of Jackson, with a special emphasis on families with members with disabilities.
  • Opens new browser window HUD Rental Assistance Demonstration
  • Opens new browser window CHOICE Program  - CHOICE provides rental assistance to make housing affordable for individuals with serious mental illness.

State Resources

  • Opens new browser window MS 211 Network  - Resources for Mississippi residents.
  • Opens new browser window Social Security  - Delivers a broad range of services online at socialsecurity.gov and through a nationwide network of over 1,400 offices that include regional offices, field offices, card centers, teleservice centers, processing centers, hearing offices, the Appeals Council, and our State and territorial partners, the Disability Determination Services.
  • Opens new browser window Medicare
  • Opens new browser window DMH  - Supporting a better tomorrow by making a difference in the lives of Mississippians with mental illness, substance abuse problems and intellectual/developmental disabilities one person at a time.
  • Opens new browser window Medicaid  - The Mississippi Division of Medicaid responsibly provides access to quality health coverage for vulnerable Mississippians.
  • Opens new browser window MDRS  - A state agency that provides resources to help Mississippians with disabilities find new careers, live more independently, overcome obstacles, and face new challenges.
  • Opens new browser window MDE  - Working to ensure that every child in Mississippi has access to the education he or she deserves: one that can lead to a brighter future through a life-long love of learning.
  • Opens new browser window MS LIHEAP  - Benefits.gov (formerly GovBenefits.gov) was launched in an effort to provide citizens with easy, online access to government benefit and assistance programs.
  • Opens new browser window MEMA  - The mission of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is to coordinate activities that will save lives, protect property and reduce suffering of Mississippi's citizens and their communities impacted by disasters through a comprehensive and integrated program of disaster preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation initiatives.
  • Opens new browser window MDES  - The goal of the Mississippi Department of Employment Security is to help Mississippians get jobs. Through our network of WIN Job Centers, MDES matches qualified, prospective employees with employers.
  • Opens new browser window MS Workforce Investment  - The Workforce Investment Network (WIN) in Mississippi is an innovative strategy designed to provide convenient, one-stop employment and training services to employers and job seekers.
  • Opens new browser window MS Family Caregiver Support Program  - Promoting integrity, self-development, outstanding program delivery and excellent customer service. The agency seeks to empower families to become self-sufficient and responsible for their future success.
  • Opens new browser window MS Department of Health Services
  • Opens new browser window RX Assistance  - Residents of Mississippi have access to a statewide Prescription Assistance Program (PAP).
  • Opens new browser window Partnership for RX Assistance  - The Partnership for Prescription Assistance brings together America's pharmaceutical companies, health care providers, patient advocacy organizations and community groups to help qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get free or low-cost medicines through the public or private program that's right for them.

Lifeline Assistance

  • Opens new browser window Lifeline Guides  - Lifeline is a government benefit program that provides discounts on monthly telephone service for eligible low-income subscribers to help ensure they can connect to the nation's communications networks, find jobs, access health care services, connect with family and their children's schools, and call for help in an emergency.
  • Opens new browser window Lifeline Medical Alert  - Finally a help button that is able to address the needs of the over 13 million seniors that will fall this year, with over half not able to get up on their own.
  • Opens new browser window ATT Lifeline  - Because phone service is so important in today's world, AT&T believes everyone should have access to it. We offer two discounted telephone service plans to make basic home phone service even more affordable for qualified customers.
  • Opens new browser window Safeline Wireless  - A program that enables qualifying customers to receive discounts on monthly telephone service. In our version of the program, you will receive free cellular service, a free SafeLink Wireless cell phone and the assurance that you will get no bills and no contracts EVER!
  • Opens new browser window Assurant Wireless Lifeline  - Lifeline is a government benefit program supported by the federal Universal Service Fund.
  • Opens new browser window Reachout Wireless Lifeline  - Nexus Communications, Inc., providing service under the name ReachOut WirelessÂŞ, provides Lifeline, a government assistance program that provides discounts on wireless service for qualified consumers. ReachOut Wireless™ offers a wireless services in place of older technologies like landline phone service.
  • Opens new browser window C Spire Lifeline  - C Spire offers a monthly credit of $9.25 for wireless service through the Lifeline program. All postpaid calling plans are available to Lifeline Assistance subscribers.
  • Opens new browser window C Spire Lifeline Application
  • Opens new browser window LifeAlert  - A help button for the over 13 million seniors who will fall this year, with over half not able to get up on their own.

Community Resources

  • Opens new browser window SNAP Application
  • Opens new browser window MS Food Network  - The Agency Relations Department fulfills the Mississippi Food Network mission by working in partnership with a network of member agencies that directly serve people who are hungry.
  • Opens new browser window MS TANF  - The TANF Program provides benefits for families with needy children under age 18.
  • Opens new browser window MS Shelter Listings  - Dedicated to serving the homeless and low-income.
  • Opens new browser window Salvation Army
  • Opens new browser window MS Community Action  - The Mississippi Association of Community Action Agencies (MACAA) is a network of 19 Community Action Agencies and Human Resource Agencies dedicated to the mission of enabling low-income Mississippians to rebuild their lives, nurture their families, revitalize their communities and become self-sufficient.
  • Opens new browser window Community Action Resources  - Find information on assistance programs, charity organizations, and other resources that will provide you with help paying your bills, mortgage and debt, show you how to save money, as well as provide some tips and ways to pay bills when money is tight.
  • Opens new browser window American Red Cross  - American Red Cross Mississippi Region effectively shares resources and streamlined operations to ensure that critical services such as disaster relief; service to military, veterans and their families; international humanitarian aid; blood services and lifesaving training remain at their peak, while at the same time maximizing and using donor dollars more effectively.
  • Opens new browser window United Way MS  - United Way envisions a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives.
  • Opens new browser window Gateway Rescue  - To offer life changing hope through the Gospel of Jesus Christ to homeless men, women, and children through programs to deliver food, shelter, counseling and discipleship.
  • Opens new browser window Stewpot  - Provides thousands of men, women and children with hot meals, groceries, clothing, shelter, childcare, mentoring and other programs to nurture them and help them get back on their feet.
  • Opens new browser window Catholic Charities Jackson  - Our focus is to provide quality direct services, education, and advocacy. Services are offered regardless of faith, race, gender, or age.

Mental Health Services

  • Opens new browser window SAMHSA  - Creating communities where individuals, families, schools, faith-based organizations, and workplaces take action to promote emotional health and reduce the likelihood of mental illness, substance abuse including tobacco, and suicide.
  • Opens new browser window DMH Child and Youth Services  - The Division has responsibility for determining the mental health needs of children and youth in the State and for planning and developing programs to meet those needs.
  • Opens new browser window DMH Child and Youth Services Website  - Addressing the complex mental health needs of children, youth, and families is fundamental to the future of Mississippi.
  • Opens new browser window DMH Adult Services  - Addressing the mental health needs of adults is fundamental to the future of Mississippi. An estimated 165,000 Mississippians need mental health services.
  • Opens new browser window MS A&D Services  - The Mississippi Department of Mental Health administers the public system of alcohol and drug abuse prevention and treatment services in Mississippi through the Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Services. These services are provided through a statewide network, which includes state-operated facilities, regional community mental health centers, and other nonprofit community-based programs.
  • Opens new browser window MS Suicide Hotline
  • Opens new browser window NAMI  - NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
  • Opens new browser window CHOICE Program  - CHOICE provides rental assistance to make housing affordable for individuals with serious mental illness.

Transportation

  • Opens new browser window MS Gulf Coast Transit  - It is an independently managed public utility that is governed by a Board of Commissioners. It is the designated recipient of State and Federal funding for urban transportation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
  • Opens new browser window JATRAN  - JATRAN provides a safe and reliable way to travel in the Jackson metro area. Riding JATRAN will save you money and improve the quality of life in our community by reducing traffic congestion and pollution.
  • Opens new browser window Hattiesburg Transit  - The Mass Transit Division is to provide alternative and innovative means of public transportation for the citizens of Hattiesburg at a low cost.
  • Opens new browser window MDOT Public Transit Brochure  - The mission of the Public Transit Division is to plan, develop, implement and administer sustainable transportation programs, projects and plans that promote the most effective and efficient allocation of state, federal and local resources throughout the state.
  • Opens new browser window MS Transit Contact Information  - The mission of the Center is to facilitate communities to adopt transportation strategies and mobility options that empower people to live independently, and advance health, economic vitality, self-sufficiency, and community.

Developmental Disabilities

  • Opens new browser window MS Disability Rights  - Disability Rights Mississippi (DRMS) is a private, nonprofit corporation with a federal mandate to protect and advocate for the rights of individuals with disabilities across the state of MS. DRMS has been providing advocacy services for almost thirty years, free of charge, to Mississippians with disabilities and has helped improve the lives of thousands of our state's most vulnerable population by championing their rights.
  • Opens new browser window DMH IDD Services  - An intellectual disability is characterized by limitations in intellectual functioning and difficulties in a variety of everyday social and practical skills. A developmental disability is attributed to a cognitive or physical impairment that results in limitations in areas such as self-care, language, and mobility.
  • Opens new browser window MS Council Developmental Disability  - MSCDD is a federally mandated body of advocates appointed by the Governor to promote a better quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities, their families, and their communities.
  • Opens new browser window Institute of Disability Studies  - For over 30 years, IDS has worked to provide technical assistance, training, resources and supports for Mississippians with disabilities and their families.
  • Opens new browser window Supported Employment  - Supported Employment is a specialized placement and training program that provides services to individuals with the most significant disabilities who require intensive and ongoing supports to prepare for employment.

Elderly and Disabled

  • Opens new browser window MDHS Area Agencies on Aging  - Listing of Area Agencies on Aging across Mississippi.
  • Opens new browser window MS Family Caregiver Support Program  - The Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS), Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) is dedicated to keeping pace with the needs of the state's older citizens and to improving their quality of life.
  • Opens new browser window MDHS Services for Seniors  - The Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS), Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) is dedicated to keeping pace with the needs of the state's older citizens and to improving their quality of life.
  • Opens new browser window AoA National Organizations  - Maximize the independence, well-being, and health of older adults, people with disabilities across the lifespan, and their families and caregivers.
  • Opens new browser window MS Age and Disability Resource  - Mississippians in need of long-term care can quickly and easily find the resources, benefits and services available to help them live each day as fully and independently as possible.
  • Opens new browser window MS Disability Rights  - Disability Rights Mississippi (DRMS) is a private, non-profit corporation with a federal mandate to protect and advocate for the rights of individuals with disabilities across Mississippi. DRMS has been providing advocacy services for almost thirty years, free of charge, to Mississippians with disabilities and has helped improve the lives of thousands of our state's most vulnerable population by championing their rights.
  • Opens new browser window Department of Rehab Services  - A state agency that provides resources to help Mississippians with disabilities find new careers, live more independently, overcome obstacles, and face new challenges.
  • Opens new browser window Vocational Rehab Services  - MDRS is the largest state agency committed solely to helping people with disabilities achieve independence through employment. Services may include vocational evaluation, counseling and guidance, educational assistance, job training, job placement, and assistive technology.
  • Opens new browser window Vocational Rehab for Blind  - MDRS offers programs and services administered through the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation for the Blind (VRB) that specializes in working with blind and low vision impaired individuals to optimize their opportunities for inclusion into the workforce, community, and home.
  • Opens new browser window Supported Employment  - Supported Employment is a specialized placement and training program that provides services to individuals with the most significant disabilities who require intensive and ongoing supports to prepare for employment.

Legal Assistance

  • Opens new browser window Legal Aid  - A guide to free civil legal services for low-income persons and seniors in Mississippi.
  • Opens new browser window MS State Law Library  - Find opinions of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, the laws of the State of Mississippi in the searchable Mississippi Code, rules of court, and an online catalog of the legal collections of the State Library.
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