The need for public housing in Lowell exceeds the availability of funds for this purpose and a housing unit is a scarce resource which is in great demand. Given these realities, housing is made available to those most in need and reflecting the priorities of the LHA through local preferences, permitted by DHCD. DHCD also permits the LHA to establish other local preferences at the agency’s discretion. The following are the current preferences, and weights assigned to the preferences established by the LHA for applicant families.
|1||Involuntarily displaced from a dwelling unit in the municipality of Lowell by natural disaster, by fire, by unwarranted landlord action and by government action, including capital programs of the LHA||200|
|2||Working head of household or working spouse, or a person 62 years old or older, or a person unable to work because of the extent of their disability||185|
|3||A legal resident of Lowell, or a person working in Lowell, or a person with a job offer to work in Lowell||130|
|4||A victim of domestic violence who has been relocated and as verified by the police||81|
|5||A veteran as verified by the Department of Veteran Affairs or an individual who has served in any branch of the military and remains in active status||4|
|Total Points: 600|