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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.










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.



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សូមជ្រាបថា​ក្រុមអាជ្ញាលំនៅដ្ឋាន Lowell នឹងបញ្ឈប់ទទួល​ទម្រង់​បែបបទ បទដ្ឋាន សម្រាប់​កម្មវិធីលំនៅដ្ឋាន​សាធារណៈរដ្ឋ មានប្រសិទ្ធិភាព ថ្ងៃទីទី​ 17 ខែមិនា ឆ្នាំ 2017 ។   បន្ទាប់​ពីការពិនិត្យបញ្ជីរង់ចាំសារឡើងវិញ វា​ត្រូវបានសម្រេច​ថា អ្នកដាក់ពាក្យសុំ​បច្ចុប្បន្ន​ អាចរង់ចាំ​រហូតដល់ប្រាំពីរ (7) ឆ្នាំ​មុន​នឹងទទួលបាន ជំនួយ ។  LHA នឹងបន្តត្រួតពិនិត្យ​ស្ថានភាព និង​ធ្វើអោយ​បញ្ជីរង់ចាំ​​សកម្ម​ម្តង​ទៀត នៅពេល​ពេលវេលារង់ចាំ​ត្រូវបាន​កាត់បន្ថយ ។ 


សូមសំគាល់ទុកថា​ក្រុមអាជ្ញា​បន្ត​ទទួល​ទម្រង់បែបបទ​សម្រាប់​អង្គភាព​លំនៅដ្ឋាន សាធារណៈសហព័ន្ធ សម្រាប់​សូន្យ (0) រហូត​ដល់ប្រាំមួយ (6) បន្ទប់ ។  អ្នក​ដាក់ ទម្រង់បែបបទ​នឹង​ត្រូវបាន​ទទួលនៅ 21 Salem Street, Lowell, MA ។​ សំរាប់ ព័ត៌មានបន្ថែម សូមទំនាក់ទំនង​ Kevin Forsley លេខ (978) 364-5361 ។







The Lowell Housing Authority (LHA) is pleased to announce the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has declared the LHA as a High Performer Public Housing Agency. HUD has notified the Lowell Housing Authority (LHA) it has been issued an overall Section 8 Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) score of 97 points for the most recent fiscal year ending 9/30/16.  The SEMAP system is used by HUD to annually evaluate and measure the performance of the LHA on the major functional areas of the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. SEMAP enables HUD to identify LHA’s management capabilities and to more effectively monitor and assist the agency.


Dr. Gary Wallace, Executive Director, states “the scores are difficult to achieve”. Wallace credits the LHA’s team approach to the accomplishment, noting that the team consists of everyone from the LHA Section 8 staff, led by Director Tha Chhan to Section 8 residents, finance staff, and the LHA Board of Commissioners. “There is a lot of strategic planning that goes into managing a well runned Section 8 program and it is through this process with our staff and Board that we can achieve this kind of success,” states Wallace.


The recognition as “High-Performer” by HUD will continue to give the LHA flexibility and creativity in administering the agency. Wallace states, “I am proud of our agency and this designation by HUD is testimony to our good work.”





The Lowell Housing Authority's nonprofit affiliate Operation Returning Veterans, Inc. was dissolved this week. While it was a difficult decision, Operation Returning Veterans, Inc. determined that resources could be better utlized by another organization whose mission is to provide services to veterans within the Merrimack community. Operation Returning Veterans, Inc. would like to thank all of those who helped support the organizaton these past 6 years. A $22,346 donation has been made to Veterans Assisting Veterans, Inc. of Dracut, MA. It is our hope that our contribution will assist Veterans Assisting Veterans continue their great work in providing essential services to our veterans. For more information about Veterans Assisting Veterans, Inc. please visit https://www.facebook.com/VeteransAssistingVeterans


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. 

This program is supported by funds from the Greater Lowell Community Foundation, www.glcfoundation.org.