Mississippi Housing Partnership (MHP) is a private 501(c)3, non-profit housing organization, committed to creating a Mississippi where every family has access to safe, decent and affordable housing. Founded in 1991 as the Jackson Metro Housing Partnership, MHP was conceived as a public-private partnership between city government, local financial institutions, two public utilities and community-based groups. Today, MHP continues to operate programs which are aimed at increasing and sustaining homeownership while offering services which assist eligible families in realizing other affordable housing dreams.
- From April to September 2017, MHP distributed more than $370,000.00 in down payment assistance to 15 First Time Homebuyers within the City of Jackson.
- MHP has provided Homebuyer Education classes to more than 250 low-to-moderate income families.
- MHP provided Counseling Services to more than 175 homeowners statewide who were facing foreclosure and seeking recovery.
- MHP provides Affordable Rental Housing for low-to-moderate income families within the City of Jackson and provides more than 50 families with safe, decent and affordable rental properties.
- MHP provides counseling, resources and referrals to help prevent homelessness.
- As a City of Jackson Community Housing & Development Organization (CHDO), MHP comprehensively rehabbed several properties within the city of Jackson and managed prior budgets of more than $350,000.00.
- In partnership with the Federal Home Loan Bank’s Special Needs Assistance Program (SNAP) and other lenders, MHP engaged in a community improvement project to repair housing for elderly and disabled homeowners.
- Via MHP’s Permanent Supportive Housing Program (SHP), chronically homeless disabled women with or without children are housed and assisted with wrap-around supportive services in an effort to help stop the cycle of homelessness.
- In collaboration with the City of Jackson, MHP facilitates the comprehensive rehabilitation of homeowner occupied homes in west Jackson, two of which will be reconstructions and will result in the expenditure of roughly $983,000.00.