Mississippi REALTORS® is dedicated to helping first-time, low-income and minority buyers turn the American dream of homeownership into a reality. Take advantage of our housing opportunity programs and resources designed to help all Mississippians achieve owning a home.
The Employer Assisted Housing Program in Mississippi
The Employer Assisted Housing (EAH) Program makes homeownership easier for Mississippi employees by providing employers with tools for educating, counseling and sometimes funding their employees.
Improved retention, more effective recruitment and reduced training costs all result from an EAH benefit. By promoting employee homeownership through EAH, employers can increase productivity, improve morale and strengthen their bottom line.
An EAH benefit can provide employees with workshops and counseling on the journey to homeownership. Due to a 2008 bill, employers can offer an employee an additional benefit of up to $10,000 toward the purchase of a home (as a down payment or applied to closing costs) or up to $2,000 for rental assistance or rental security deposits. Employers must have a written plan to take advantage of these tax benefits.
Assistance with the EAH program
Mississippi REALTORS® in communities all over the state stand ready to assist employers through the EAH program. Our members can provide free workshops for employees, access to personalized homebuyer counseling and information on financial assistance for employers.
For more information or to contact a REALTOR® trained in the EAH Benefits Program, call (601) 932-5241 or email Mississippi REALTORS®.
REALTOR® License Plate Supports Housing Opportunity
Show your REALTOR® pride and make a difference with a Mississippi REALTOR® license plate. They are available for purchase at your local tax collector’s office for an additional $31 fee. Proceeds from car tag sales support housing opportunity and benefit Habitat for Humanity in Mississippi. To date, REALTORS® have raised more than $300,000 for Habitat for Humanity in Mississippi.
NAR’s Housing Opportunity Programs
The National Association of REALTORS® offers a variety of Housing Opportunity programs. For more information, visit http://www.realtor.org/topics/housing-opportunity-program.