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In Legal Terms: More Housing

Our topic is housing at the end of the 2020 pandemic year with Will Bedwell and John Jopling from the MS Center for Justice. https://mscenterforjustice.org/about/


On April 21st of 2020, In Legal Terms discussed Housing at the beginning of the pandemic with Will Bedwell and MS Center for Justice CEO Vangela Wade.

http://inlegalterms.mpbonline.org/episodes/in-legal-terms-housing-with-ms-center-for-justice


Justice.gov has information on the Fair Housing Act. The MS Center for Justice has information about housing and six self-help videos concerning eviction. https://www.justice.gov/crt/fair-housing-act-1

https://mscenterforjustice.org/work/affordable-housing/

http://www.msatjc.org/self-help-videos


That COVID eviction hotline number is 228-702-9983.

MIssissippi Home Corporation https://www.mshomecorp.com/


Conner v. Alltin, LLc, Cause No. 3:20-CV57-MPM-RP


MS Center for Justice Fair Housing Hot Line 1-877-352-2269

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