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Homeownership Info. Session

Are you a Current Section 8 Voucher Holder?


Join us for an informational meeting, where you will discover how these two programs can assist you in transitioning from renting an apartment to owning your own home!


1. Homeownership Voucher Program – allows first time homebuyers to use their voucher to purchase a home and receive monthly assistance in meeting homeownership expenses

2. Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) – helps participants to increase their earnings by providing linkages to services such as childcare, transportation, ESOL classes, job training, resume building, behavioral and physical health referrals, financial coaching, credit building, homeownership counseling, and more

July 17, 2024
21 Salem St.
5:30 pm


Email to Reserve Your Spot Today: Katie Sadlier or Alisen Purtell



Equal Housing Opportunity

Public Notice

The Lowell Housing Authority (LHA) provides Equal Housing Opportunity for low- and moderate-income individuals and families. Currently the LHA is administering state housing throughout the city of Lowell. We are accepting applications for all bedroom sizes.

Options for Accessing Applications:

  1. State applications are available online at CHAMP website:
  2. Pick up applications at LHA Public & Leased Housing Services Office at:
    89 Appleton St., Lowell, MA 01853 during business hours M-F 8:30am – 4:30pm
  3. Applications can be mailed to you by contacting: 
    Heather Brackett: Phone: 978-364-5311
  4. Applications can be accepted by email and fax at:
    Email: [email protected]
    Fax: 866-551-2715

NOTE: In addition, a request for reasonable accommodations can be made by contacting Heather Brackett at 978-364-5311

Applicants 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.

LHA Joins Partners for Points of Light Festival

The Lowell Housing Authority will join its community partners to participate in the 6th Annual Points of Light Festival. This annual event in Lowell is a spring celebration of unity and renewal that brings together the food, music, and traditions of Lowell’s diverse cultures. The centerpiece of the night is a special ceremony in which participants personalize water lanterns that will be released onto the Western Canal, creating hundreds of floating points of light.

When: Saturday, June 24th, 6:00pm-10:00pm

Where: Ecumenical Plaza, between St. Patrick’s Church and Holy Trinity Church 

The Points of Light planning committee is also seeking volunteers throughout the day to help make this year’s festival a success. Learn more about the schedule of events, and for opportunities to get involved in this special community-wide event.

Visit: About – Points of Light Lantern Celebration (

Volunteer: Volunteer – Points of Light Lantern Celebration (

Charitable contributions are also welcomed!

Lowell Police to Open New Precinct at South Common Village

Acting Lowell Police Superintendent Barry Golner and Lowell Housing Authority Executive Director Tha Chhan are pleased to report that the Lowell Police Department is opening a new precinct on Gorham Street in downtown Lowell’s Jackson/Appleton/Middlesex area in partnership with the Lowell Housing Authority.

Thanks to the generosity of the Lowell Housing Authority, the new precinct will be located at 145 Gorham St., in the Lowell Housing Authority’s South Common Village property.

“On behalf of the Mayor and City Council, we are glad to see the establishment of this new precinct, and look forward to strengthening community bonds in the neighborhood,” said City Manager Thomas A. Golden, Jr.

The Lowell Housing Authority also funds a full-time police officer who is assigned to patrol Lowell Housing Authority property, and two former Housing officers helped the partnership between LHA and LPD take off.

Former housing officer, and now sergeant, Rafael Rivera, and Officer Jacqueline Mercado were the impetus for this new precinct. This initiative was then guided by Dennis Mercier, Property Manager of South Common Village, who has had a positive working relationship with the LPD for years, and who has always been highly responsive to safety concerns held by residents.

The precinct will be located on the first floor, in an area that has long been a hot spot for disorder crimes such as prostitution and drug offenses. The partnership between LPD and LHA was cultivated to reduce drug and other criminal activity in the neighborhood, unauthorized entry into LHA property and to provide peace of mind to the over 400 residents who call South Common Village home.

Continue reading “Lowell Police to Open New Precinct at South Common Village”

Now Hiring! Housing Technician/Front Desk Receptionist

The Lowell Housing Authority is now hiring! The Lowell Housing Authority is seeking a Housing Technician/ Front Desk Receptionist to join our Division of Leased Housing team. Our ideal candidate is someone who is compassionate, has strong customer service skills, previous administrative experience, and a passion for working with culturally diverse, low-income individuals and families.


  • Rewarding Work
  • Defined pension plan
  • Health and dental coverage
  • Long-term disability
  • Flexible spending
  • Deferred compensation
  • Training certifications, conference participation, and tuition reimbursement

    Join our team! Learn more and apply at:

Tha Chhan Appointed as New LHA Executive Director

On February 17, 2023, at a Special Meeting of the Board of Commissioners, Tha Chhan, the Lowell Housing Authority’s Division of Leased Housing Director, who was actively serving as the Interim Executive Director, since December was appointed as the new Executive Director for the Lowell Housing.

Tha Chhan joined the agency in 1988 serving as a Clerk/Interpreter before being appointed as a Housing Inspector in 1989. In 2002, he was promoted to Assistant Director of Leased Housing programs then to Director in 2008. Tha holds a Master’s of Social Work from Boston University and a Bachelor’s of Science from Franklin Pierce College. Tha is fluent in English and Cambodian. Tha received a citation from the City of Lowell in 2012 for his contributions to the Cambodian community of Lowell and serves on the Board of the Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association (CMAA).

Movie & Game Night for Lowell Kids Week!

Lowell Kids Week- Family Movie & Game Night!

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2024 AT 4 PM – 8 PM
Armand P. Mercier Community Center, 21 Salem St.
The Lowell Housing Authority, along with Lowell’s Police and Fire Departments, will be hosting a Family Movie and Game Night as part of Lowell Kids Week, during school vacation. Games will be played from 4 – 6 pm. Movie will begin at 6 PM. This event is FREE and open to the public. Snacks will be served. Mark your calendars, respond to the event below through our Facebook Event page and please share❗️



Lowell Housing Authority Hosting Movie Night for Lowell Kids Week!

Lowell Kids Week- Family Movie Night!

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2023 AT 6 PM – 8 PM
Armand P. Mercier Community Center, 21 Salem St., Lowell, MA 01854

The Lowell Housing Authority will be hosting a Family Movie Night as part of Lowell Kids Week, during school vacation. This event is FREE and open to the public. Venue capacity will allow up to 85 individuals, so it is first-come, first-served. Movie selection will be announced soon 📽 Mark your calendars, respond to the event below through our Facebook Event page and please share❗️



LHA Hosting Mass Development for Acre Transformative Development Initiative Panel Discussion

The Lowell Housing Authority is hosting Mass Development’s panel discussion for the Acre Transformative Development Initiative (TDI). TDI is a program for Gateway Cities designed to accelerate economic growth at the neighborhood level. The program works with local partnerships to engage community members in actionable projects to create more vibrant streets.

Do you have an interest in the future of the Acre Neighborhood? Resident input matters! Join us along with our community partners to learn more about new resources to support small businesses and help shape the future of the Acre Neighborhood. 

Where: Mercier Community Center

When: Thursday, February 9th from 4:00pm-6:00pm

Thank you to TDI and our partners for your continued investment in our neighborhood:


Entrepreneur Center

Coalition for a Better Acre


The Lowell Plan

The City of Lowell

Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union

University of Massachusetts Lowell


LHA Acknowledges Accomplishments of Sothea Chiemruom of CMMA!

The Lowell Housing Authority would like to formally Congratulate Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association (CMMA) CEO, Sothea Chiemruom,  who was recently selected as one of Boston’s 50 most influential Asian-Pacific Americans, for celebrated, empowering, and elevating the economic, civic, and social contributions of the AAPI community members and communities.

Mr. Chiemruom’s contributions were formally recognized by Get Konnected!  at the Boston Foundation on January 31st, coinciding with their 15th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration, honoring influential Pacific Islanders.

The Authority is pleased to continue our support of the CMMA and Sothea as he continues to lead the way in inspiring and lifting up the Asian community, particularly here in Lowell. This is a well-deserved honor, and as an agency we’re proud to celebrate his accomplishments.