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Officials eyeing Coast for post-Isaac solutions

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Federal and Louisiana officials, looking for housing solutions for Hurricane Isaac-damaged parishes, are studying post-Hurricane Katrina housing built in Mississippi. Jon Mabry of the Mississippi Development Authority’s Disaster Recovery Division led a tour of post-disaster housing complexes Wednesday, answering questions for representatives of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, […] [...]

FNC index shows U.S. home prices still on the rise

by MBJ Staff Published: October 16,2012

Tags: home, home price, house, index, mortgage, real estate, residence, resident, residential, technology

OXFORD — FNC’s latest Residential Price Index (RPI) indicates U.S. property values continue to rise. Home prices reached a 20-month high following a “robust” spring/summer home-buying season, FNC reports. In August, home prices rose for the sixth consecutive month, consistent with signs of strengthening market conditions that are led by rising existing-home sales and declining […] [...]

Search continues to replace jailed housing authority director

LELAND — A committee looking for a new leader for the South Delta Regional Housing Authority has narrowed the field of 95 applicants down to five. It plans to present the top three candidates to the board in coming months. SDRHA board attorney Kelly Hardwick tells the Delta Democrat Times there is no timetable to […] [...]

Justice Department approves city’s annexation plans

PICAYUNE — Picayune has 800 new residents, and Mayor Ed Pinero plans a meet and greet to welcome them. The U.S. Department of Justice approved the city’s annexation plans last Friday. The city limits expanded west, north and south, including the airport. “It brings in 20 new businesses into the city limits. These businesses wanted […] [...]

State, feds want to buyout flood-prone Coast property

PEARLINGTON — Mississippi and federal officials have put a priority on buying out 111 flood prone properties in the town of Pearlington. Pearlington is located in Hancock County along the Mississippi-Louisiana state line. Mississippi Emergency Management Agency director Robert Latham and other officials met last Tuesday with the Hancock County Board of Supervisors to discuss […] [...]

Homeowners dealing with post-Isaac mold issues

HANCOCK COUNTY — Weeks after Hurricane Isaac caused widespread flooding and power outages in South Mississippi, people are still tearing out drywall and throwing away furniture covered in mold. Mold spores are a familiar foe for those who live in the low-lying areas of Hancock County. They fought them after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, then […] [...]

Contractor gets probation for role in housing kickback scheme

GREENVILLE — Contractor Jimmy Johnson has been given two years’ probation for his role in aiding and abetting embezzlement in a kickback scheme from a Mississippi Delta housing agency. He had faced up to 10 years in prison. The Delta Democrat Times reports Johnson and South Delta Regional Housing Authority director Ann Jefferson were indicted […] [...]

Ex-Delta housing director Jefferson asks for bond

by Associated Press Published: September 7,2012

Tags: authority, director, fraud, government, home, house, housing, misappropriation, real estate, residence, resident, witness tampering

GREENVILLE — The former executive director of the South Delta Regional Housing Authority wants a judge let her remain free on bond pending the appeal of her prison sentence. U.S. District Court Judge Glen H. Davidson sentenced 58-year-old Ann Jefferson to 32 months in prison on Aug. 2 for embezzlement, obstruction of justice and witness […] [...]

Authorities continue effort to save two Isaac-damaged dams

by Associated Press Published: September 6,2012

Tags: dam, flood, flooding, home, house, hurricane. rain, lake, real estate, residence, resident, residential, strom, tropical, water, Weather

LAMAR COUNTY and PIKE COUNTY — Mississippi Emergency Management Agency says the release of water from two damaged dams in Lamar and Pike counties continues. MEMA director Robert Latham says while it uncertain how any additional rainfall may impact these dams, work will continue until the risk to the public is eliminated. Neither dam has […] [...]

FNC index shows U.S. home prices still rising

by MBJ Staff Published: August 30,2012

Tags: economy, home, house, market, price, real estate, recession, residence, resident, residential

OXFORD — FNC’s latest Residential Price Index (RPI) indicates that U.S. residential property values continue to gain traction amid signs of slower economic growth and a stagnant labor market. Home prices rose again in June for the fourth consecutive month. Nationwide, June home prices — based on recorded sales of non-distressed properties (existing and new […] [...]

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