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January 20, 2017


In October, the Lowell Youth Activities Program, Inc. applied for, and was recently awarded, a $3,500 grant through the 2016 Discretionary Grant Program offered by the Greater Lowell Community Foundation. The purpose of the funding is to be able to offer Traveling Science Workshops hosted by the Discovery Museum of Acton, MA, to further enhance the Massachusetts Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Curriculum Framework within the LHA's After-School Learning Zone Programs.


These mobile presentations afford a highly interactive learning experience that promotes observation, raising questions, investigation, problem-solving, evidence identification and evaluation of findings. A total of ten workshops will be afforded to our students and it is anticipated that the presentation of the material will also foster character-building traits, self-initiative and contemplation surrounding the pursuit of higher education in a STEM-associated field. 

Thank you GLCF for providing us with the support necessary to bring this wonderful endeavor to fruition!



January 19, 2017


To streamline operations, the Lowell Housing Authority is now offering residents the convenience of automatic payments. Enroll now to make timely payments when home or away, and avoid possible late fees. When enrolled, the LHA will automatically withdraw monthly rent from your checking account for a worry-free experience.


Contact your property manager to learn more or to enroll.


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November 30, 2016


The LHA would like to congratulate Arthur Vongkaysone, a Sophomore at Lowell High School and a student of LHA’s Learning Zone After School Program.  Arthur received perfect attendance during the first marking period of the 2016-2017 school year at the Learning Zone.

Arthur’s favorite subject in school is Algebra. Upon graduation from high school, Arthur plans to attend Middlesex Community College where he will explore career options to find a suitable education track, before transferring to UMass Lowell to earn his Bachelor's Degree. In his spare time, Arthur enjoys spending time with his friends and riding his bike. 
Congratulations Arthur and keep up the good work!




The Lowell Housing Authority welcomes three new staff members aboard this October, and one promotion: Two Assistant Housing Managers and one Maintenance employee, and the promotion of an LHA Housing Technician to Assistant Property Manager; all of whom come from varied backgrounds, and are part of LHA’s initiative towards diversity within its ranks.


Kimhorn Heng, formerly a Housing Case Manager with Lowell House Inc., was hired as one of the LHA’s new Assistant Housing Managers, and brings his many years of experience in case management and alternative housing to the LHA. Along with his work for Lowell House Inc, Mr. Heng is also bilingual in Khmer and English, helping to further the LHA’s goals of having bilingual staff to assist its diverse population, and has extensive experience in rental assistance and case work in the Greater Lowell area. Mr. Heng holds a BS in Business Administration from DeVrey University, and numerous certifications in first responder and emergency medical aid.


Michael Misiano, also hired as an Assistant Housing Manager, comes most recently from Wingate Property Management where he was a Leasing Assistant. Having previously worked in marketing and sales for technical services companies, his varied background will certainly be well appreciated at the LHA. Mr. Misiano holds a BS in Business Administration from State University of New York, and an AS in Computer Systems, also from SUNY.


Gerard Beausoleil, a Lowell native, is welcomed aboard the Maintenance Department at the LHA. Having worked for Gilfoy Distributing as a Warehouse Clerk previously, and then as a Laborer with the Laborer’s Union, Mr. Beausoliel’s experience will serve the LHA well. With an extensive knowledge of building maintenance and construction, he will make the LHA’s Maintenance Dept even strong. Along with this experience, he also holds a CDL license with Hazmat endorsements.


Janice Gomes, a longtime LHA employee, was recently promoted from Housing Technician to Assistant Property Manager. Along with her experience as a Housing Technician, Ms. Gomes has extensive experience in communications and marketing management for several firms. Ms. Gomes is an active volunteer in the community as well; from art collaborations including a VFW mural and UMass Lowell works, she has also volunteered with The Wish Project and other non-profits. Ms. Gomes holds a BA in Fine Art from UMass Lowell as well as several professional certifications in the technical industry.