March 29, 1961 The LHA appoints James H. Golden, business agent for the carpenter’s district council, and Frederick O'Brien, a supervisor at General Electric Company, to the Board of Commissioners View article
     
December 27, 1961 The LHA appoints James Scanlon, a representative of the Lowell Central Labor Council to serve as the agency’s organized labor representative, replacing the late James Golden to the Board of Commissioners    View article
     
August 5, 1962 George W. Flanagan replaces John J. McPadden as Executive Director of the Lowell Housing Authority View article
     
November 5, 1962 The bravery of LHA’s head of maintenance is acknowledged after saving an infant from a fire at Bishop Markham View article
     
February 26, 1963 Monsignor Alfred R. Julien, pastor of St. Louis de France church, replaces Attorney Bourgeois on LHA’s Board of Commissioners View article
     
August 9, 1965 Former city councilor and election commissioner, Harold Hartwell, is appointed to the LHA Board of Commissioners View article
     
July 24, 1966 Construction begins for units at Lawrence and Faulkner Streets.  Homes would feature fireproof construction, three-room floor plans, emergency alarm buttons, and supporting bars in bathrooms to accommodate elderly residents who would come to occupy the new development. View article
     
December 7, 1966 Veterans Housing Official, Walter Samuels, replaces George W. Flanagan as Executive Director of Lowell Housing Authority View article
     
October 10, 1967 The LHA makes improvements to 15 apartments at Shaughnessy Terrace, installing new stoves, refrigerators, floors, and a fresh paint to apartments to improve the property and reduce  unit turnover at the development View article
     
March 20, 1969  “Turnkey” housing, a new federal idea to address the housing crises starts to take shape in New York and Washington. Designed to speed up construction of affordable housing, "turnkey," allows private developers to build properties under contract, and when completed, sell the property to the LHA-- “turning the key” for the Authority to then administer newly developed public housing properties. View article
     
June 4, 1969 The LHA Board of Commissioners approve 50 units for the Hale-Howard Urban Renewal Area, a project that consisted of five, four, three, and two-bedroom unit townhouses.  Also approved, was a $4 million project to build 208 units along the Northern Canal for elderly residents, who would later come to call Dewey Archambault Towers home. View article

 

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