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The Lowell Housing Authority Summer Youth Activities Program attended the July 13, 2016 Lowell Spinners vs. Staten Island Baseball Game at the Edward A. LeLacheur Park.

In addition to paid admission and transportation to and from the park, both participating children and Program staff were provided with matching t-shirts, Foam Finger Fan Souvenirs and a ballpark lunch.

The LHA Summer Youth Activities Program is appreciative of the provisions offered by its partner agencies, namely the Merrimack Valley Food Bank, who organized the event.

This fun-filled morning would not have been possible without the generosity of the following contributors: United Way – Mass Bay Segal Grant, Department of Education Expansion Grant, PrideStar, YWCA of Greater Lowell, UTC Aerospace of Westford and Ann O’Connor.

Though the temperatures soared into the 90’s, the Lowell Spinners gave it their all and achieved a 7 -0 win over Staten Island.



The Lowell Housing Authority’s Executive Director Gary K. Wallace is pleased to announce the hiring of Andrew Rocha, of Leominster, MA as the new Executive Administrative Assistant. Andrew has earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with a Concentration in Civic and Nonprofit Leadership, from Bridgewater State University, a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and will be completing a Certificate in Public Management in 2017.

Andrew comes to our agency from the May Institute, a nonprofit organization that provides educational, rehabilitative, and behavioral healthcare services to children and adults with autism with experience in administrative and human resources. In addition to his strong educational and practical background Andrew is an active participant of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Society of Public Administrators as a council member.

We are happy to have someone with Andrew’s knowledge, skills and energy to enhance the agency’s goals and mission.

The agency is also pleased to announce the hiring of Rosa Gil of Lawrence, MA. as a Housing Technician working in the agencies Leasing and Occupancy Department. Rosa has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Management Information Systems. Rosa has extensive experience in housing and social services coming from Community Teamwork and the Clarendon Family Day Care. Rosa is also fluent in Spanish and is a welcome addition to our staff.

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March 14, 2016

Press Release: Lowell Housing Authority Annual Meeting


At it’s recent Annual Reorganizational Meeting (March 9th) the Lowell Housing Authority Board of Commissioners unanimously elected Patricia Sullivan Talty as Chairperson. Sullivan Talty an Attorney, Professor and active member of many socially conscious civic boards accepted her new role as chairperson and looks forward to a productive year at the agency.

Chairperson Sullivan Talty commented that, “It's an exciting time to work with the LHA. Gary and his team are amazing at their ability to do more with less, while maintaining high quality housing and services for residents. I'm also looking forward to seeing progress on the upper Merrimack Street corridor project .”

The Board also unanimously chose Bob Mc Mahon as Vice Chair. Mr. Mc Mahon has previous LHA Board experience serving the LHA. Mc Mahon looks forward to working the Executive Director and staff on Veteran’s issues and continuing its progress as a high performing agency.

In further action the Board of Commissioners adopted Executive Director Wallace’s proposed agency goals that address economic development along the Merrimack street corridor, the creation of additional handicap accessible units, finalizing the agency’s solar net metering project, improving the financial ratio and staff development.