The Mississippi Housing Partnership (MHP) is a private, nonprofit housing organization which is committed to providing decent, safe and affordable housing opportunities through public/private collaboration. MHP was formed in 1992 as the Jackson Metro Housing Partnership and initially acted as an umbrella group for coordinating housing efforts in the City of Jackson, Mississippi. Consequently, several programs were fashioned and are still being utilized as vehicles for bringing about housing change. MHP works to create affordable housing opportunities for low-moderate income families by:
- Providing purchase subsidies for first-time home buyers;
- Making affordable rental housing available;
- Offering professional housing counseling services; and
- Entering collaborative partnerships to achieve new housing development.
Via funding from the Housing Partnership Network (HPN), of which MHP is an active member, we are now involved in National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling (NFMC) efforts. As a result, MHP has a counselor who works specifically on helping families avoid foreclosure.
MHP is a member of Partners to End Homelessness, Inc. (PTEH). PTEH is a group of service providers and advocates who have formed a permanent partnership for the primary purpose of coordinating services to homeless persons in the city of Jackson and Hinds, Rankin, Copiah, Warren and Madison counties in Mississippi. The mission of PTEH is to create a community where homeless persons have equal access to all resources to become self-sufficient while maintaining full self determination.