Mississippi Action for Community Education, Inc. is a non-profit, minority rural development organization created by community leaders in 1967 to stimulate physical, social, and economic development in the rural Mississippi Delta. Very early in its history, MACE learned that beyond the problems of race and poverty, there exists in southern, rural communities the broader, structural problem of underdevelopment; that for genuine community development to occur, the prerequisite human and organizational capacities must first be developed, the basic community social and political structures must first be created.



MACE’s approach to meeting the housing needs of low-income residents of the Delta is through a multi-faceted approach. MACE offers unique homeowner training for individuals who can purchase a home within 6 - 12 months or longer. Homeowner training is offered in the areas of pre-purchase education and counseling, post purchase education, and financial literacy.

The training and counseling component consists of three separate distinct but inter-related tiers or tracks. The tiered or track system will allow anyone to enter the program who has potential of becoming a homeowner within a three year period. The approach employs three distinct training curriculums. This unique and innovative program is of longer duration but will serve the population that would not otherwise participate in the American dream.

Affordable rental units are provided to individuals whose socio-economic conditions create barriers to becoming homeowners. MACE has over 300 units of multi-family housing units that provides safe, decent and affordable housing for the handicapped, seniors and low-income families.

Click to Download: MACE Homeowner Training Brochure