For the last two years, the Lowell Housing Authority has worked to revitalize the streetscape along Market Street, which to date, has seen improvements with new parking, iron fencing, and new walkways. More recently, Themelis Square at the corner of Market Street and Dummer Street has been improved to include open seating with new benches, lighting, additional parking spaces for residents, and new landscaping. The Lowell Housing Authority is committed to the urban revitalization of the Merrimack Street Corridor. To that end, the agency has established a non-profit affiliate called the Revitalization Effort Toward New Urbanism (RENU), to begin an ambitious project to develop mixed-use property consisting of workforce housing and retail space. The vision for the 50-60 new units will be designed for families making $40,000-$60,000—families who often do not meet eligibility requirements for other LHA housing options.
While the project is still in the early stages, an environmental review has been conducted, and RENU has assembled its Board of Directors, consisting of community partners who will help drive the project. The next step for the nonprofit will be the submission of an application to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to disposition scattered sites. Funding will come from the disposition of the scattered sites, along with low-income tax credits. The organization will be working on resident outreach this spring to discuss the plans for the project, though it will be at least a year before any resident is relocated to another Lowell Housing Authority property.
LOWELL HOUSING AUTHORITY PUBLIC NOTICE
THE LOWELL HOUSING AUTHORITY WILL OPEN THE WAITING LIST FOR THE SECTION 8 PROJECT BASED PROGRAM (SSPB) FOR A ONE WEEK PERIOD BEGINNING
April3,2017 to April7,2017.
Applications will be accepted for 2BR,3BR and 4BR at the Mercier Center, 21Salem Street, Lowell,MA
01854,from 9:30AM and 2:00 PM. Application forms can also be obtained by logging onto www.lhma.org and clicking on the link "Section 8 Project Based Application" in the 11 Latest Newsn Section
THERE IS NO ADVANTAGE TO BEING FIRST TO APPLY, AS A RANDOM SELECTION SYSTEM WILL BE UTILIZED TO DETERMINE APPLICATION POSITION ON THE WAITING LIST.
For an application to be considered, it must be received or post marked no later than April7,2017, at
4:30PM. No applications will be accepted by e-mail or fax.
Reasonable accommodations can be requested by calling Ms. Oun Sharry at 978-364-5319.
Applications will be accepted without regard to race,color,creed,sex,religion,disability,sexual orientation,marital status,or national origin. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities.
The Lowell Housing Authority held its Annual Meeting held on Wednesday, March 8th. Our annual meetings offer staff and our Board of Commissioners an opportunity to collectively reflect upon last year's goals, address the goals for the coming year, and honor those staff and community partners who contribute to our day efforts to provide the highest quality housing and support services to low income families. We are pleased to present you with this year's highlights.
The Lowell Housing Authority established goals in 2016:
The Development of Mixed-Use Housing
- The Authority established the nonprofit affiliate, the Revitalization Effort Toward New Urbanism, Inc. (RENU) to oversee the development of mixed-use housing. In the coming year, the Authority will work to fine tune development on the site of the Mercier Center and begin collaborating with community stakeholders for the revitalization of the Merrimack Street Corridor.
Provide Additional Training Opportunities for Staff and Increase Diversity in Hiring
- In 2016, LHA Employees received training from Fair Housing, along with trainings and certifications offered by the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and OSHA training for maintenance employees.
Establish A Sustainable Energy Contract
- The LHA established a 20-year sustainable energy contract consisting of a State and Federal site expected to save the agency $300,000 in energy credits for 2017.
- We set a new goal in 2017 to expand communication with residents and stakeholders by utilizing social media and the agency’s quarterly newsletter to engage our audience. Also, noteworthy was the election of a new Chairperson and Vice Chairperson who will steer the organization in the coming year. Congratulations to Vice Chairperson McMahon and Commissioner Bopha Peou, who were unanimously elected to serve as Chairperson and Vice Chairperson, respectively.
Lastly, the Authority recognized community partners who exhibited unwavering commitment to the Authority and its programs in the previous year. Congratulations to all the recipients of this year’s awards. Thank you for your support and we look forward to working with you in 2017, and the years to come.
Recipients of the 2017 Recognition Awards:
Lowell Police Department
Partner of the Year
Jill Maker, The Wish Project
Beth Brassell, Pollard Memorial Library
Nick Manolis, Manolis Family Foundation
Wayne Sevigny, Resident of the Year
Amy Dalton, Employee of the Year
Click on the attachments below to view the 2017 Annual Recognitions Awards program, and Inform, Promote, Advocate (IPA) Highlights, a brief snapshot of the LHA's activities in 2016.
Please be advised that the Lowell Housing Authority will stop accepting standard applications for the State Public Housing Program effective March 17, 2017. After a review of the waiting list, it has been determined that current applicants could wait up to seven (7) years before being assisted. The LHA will continue to monitor the situation and will re-open the waiting lists when wait times are reduced.
Please note that the Authority continues to accept applications for zero (0) – six (6) bedroom Federal Public Housing units. Applications are accepted at 21 Salem Street, Lowell, MA. For additional information, please contact Kevin Forsley at (978) 364-5361.
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY
AUTORIDAD DE VIVIENDA DE LOWELL
Le informamos que la Autoridad de Vivienda de Lowell dejará de aceptar solicitudes estándar para el Programa de Vivienda Pública del Estado a partir del 17 de marzo de 2017. Después de analizar la lista de espera, se ha determinado que los solicitantes actuales podrían llegar a esperar hasta siete (7) años para ser asistidos. La LHA seguirá supervisando la situación y volverá a abrir las listas de espera cuando se reduzcan los tiempos de espera.
Tenga en cuenta que LHA sigue aceptando solicitudes para unidades de vivienda pública federal de cero (0) a seis (6) dormitorios. Las solicitudes se recibirán en 21 Salem Street, Lowell, MA. Para obtener información adicional, comuníquese con Kevin Forsley al (978) 364-5361.
IGUALDAD DE OPORTUNIDADES DE VIVIENDA
សូមជ្រាបថាក្រុមអាជ្ញាលំនៅដ្ឋាន Lowell នឹងបញ្ឈប់ទទួលទម្រង់បែបបទ បទដ្ឋាន សម្រាប់កម្មវិធីលំនៅដ្ឋានសាធារណៈរដ្ឋ មានប្រសិទ្ធិភាព ថ្ងៃទីទី 17 ខែមិនា ឆ្នាំ 2017 ។ បន្ទាប់ពីការពិនិត្យបញ្ជីរង់ចាំសារឡើងវិញ វាត្រូវបានសម្រេចថា អ្នកដាក់ពាក្យសុំបច្ចុប្បន្ន អាចរង់ចាំរហូតដល់ប្រាំពីរ (7) ឆ្នាំមុននឹងទទួលបាន ជំនួយ ។ LHA នឹងបន្តត្រួតពិនិត្យស្ថានភាព និងធ្វើអោយបញ្ជីរង់ចាំសកម្មម្តងទៀត នៅពេលពេលវេលារង់ចាំត្រូវបានកាត់បន្ថយ ។
សូមសំគាល់ទុកថាក្រុមអាជ្ញាបន្តទទួលទម្រង់បែបបទសម្រាប់អង្គភាពលំនៅដ្ឋាន សាធារណៈសហព័ន្ធ សម្រាប់សូន្យ (0) រហូតដល់ប្រាំមួយ (6) បន្ទប់ ។ អ្នកដាក់ ទម្រង់បែបបទនឹងត្រូវបានទទួលនៅ 21 Salem Street, Lowell, MA ។ សំរាប់ ព័ត៌មានបន្ថែម សូមទំនាក់ទំនង Kevin Forsley លេខ (978) 364-5361 ។