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Housing Issues

Our Legal Resources page is for people who are handling their legal problems without a lawyer.  This website does not give legal advice and it is not a substitute for having a lawyer.

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Landlord/Tenant Issues

The Mississippi Bar provides information on Landlord and Tenant issues under Mississippi law.  Click here to access that information: https://www.msbar.org/for-the-public/consumer-information/cur-rent-law-for-tenants-and-landlords/


The Mississippi Residential Landlord and Tenant Act is located in the Mississippi Code in Sections 89-7-1—89-7-125.  You can get free access to the Mississippi Code on the Mississippi Supreme Court’s website at: https://courts.ms.gov/research/research.php 

Cur-RENT Law for Tenants and landlords

Housing Discrimination

The Fair Housing Act is a Federal Law that prevents housing discrimination if you are in a protected class of people.  This article explains the Fair Housing Act: https://www.msbar.org/for-the-public/consumer-information/discrimination-in-housing/ 

For more information about Fair Housing Rights and Obligations and Violations:  https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/fair_housing_rights_and_obligations 


File a Housing Discrimination Complaint

If you feel like you have been discriminated against in renting or buying a home, getting a mortgage, seeking housing assistance or engaging in other housing-related activities, you can file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp  .

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Buying a Home

 What to know before purchasing a home: https://www.msbar.org/for-the-public/consumer-information/what-should-i-know-before-buying-or-selling-a-home/ 


Consumer Protection

The Mississippi Center for Justice created a Consumer Protection Toolkit for consumer issues related to home loans and other credit and financial issues.  Access the toolkit here: http://www.mscenterforjustice.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/ConsumerProtectionToolkit_June2015.pdf 


Section 8 Housing Information

Follow this link for information on Section 8 Housing in Mississippi: https://section-8-housing.org/Mississippi.html?msclkid=021d4dc59581143a960316242d7de512&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=MS_Section-8_ST&utm_term=housing&utm_content=Housing 


What you should know before buying a house

Homeless Shelters

Access information about homeless shelters across the state here:  https://www.hud.gov/states/mississippi/homeless/shelters 


 


Mississippi Homeless shelter links

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