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May 10, 2006


Housing Workshop for Builders Scheduled for May 24th



Builders are invited to attend a housing workshop to address housing construction opportunities on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  The workshop will be held on May 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Imperial Palace Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi.  The meeting will focus on those factors that either facilitate or hinder the construction of housing.  The information provided is intended to give builders the tools they need to make an informed decision regarding their potential commitment to helping us rebuild our coast.  Specific issues discussed will include, but are not limited to: an assessment of housing needs, available funding sources, policies that affect housing construction, workforce housing needs, and the growing housing market north of the coastal counties.


Following the workshop, a bus tour will be available for those who reserve a seat.  For questions on the housing workshop, lodging arrangements, and the tour, please contact Mary Buchanan at (601) 576-2035, or .  Please RSVP to Mary Buchanan by May 17  to reserve your spot at the workshop.




Hurricane Katrina Homebuilders Workshop

May 24, 2006

9:00 a.m. – Noon

Imperial Palace

IP Showroom – 2nd Floor

850 Bayview Avenue

Biloxi, MS


Directions: - East on I-10, take Exit 46A on to I-110, to Bayview Exit across the bridge, Turn left – go 2 blocks to IP – Conf. Room Rate $ 99.00



Status Report                                                                                                                    9:00-10:00 am

                  Introduction/Purpose of Workshop

                  Impacts of Hurricane Katrina on Coastal Mississippi

                  Available Housing Assistance: Funding, Policies and Training

Governor’s Remarks                                                                                                      10:00 – 10:30am

Factors Hindering Housing Development                                                                   10:30 – 11:00 am

Question & Answer                                                                                                         11:00 – 11:30 am

Next Steps                                                                                                                         11:30 – 12:00

Bus Tour of Coast (r.s.v.p. required by 5/17/06)                                                         1:30 – 3:00 pm

Phone:  (601) 576-2035