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The Lowell Housing Authority is pleased to announce we have hired an Assistant Director of Capital Planning. Laura Watts comes to the agency with extensive experience in project management and site supervision in both commercial and residential construction. Laura is also a strong innovator in architectural design, possessing a Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Technology from Boston Architectural College, and certifications in Renewable Energy Technologies from Cape Cod Community College.  We are confident that Laura’s attention to detail in cost estimation, proposal development, and bidding will be valuable skills in contributing to agency efforts to ensure that LHA properties are efficient and sustainable.  We look forward to working with Laura to continue to improve our properties for the residents we serve.  

The Lowell Housing Authority has submitted its Disposition Application for eighty-seven (87) scattered site units to the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) and it is now awaiting review at HUD’s Special Application Center (SAC). These units are situated in Lower Belvidere, the Lower Highlands, Centralville and South Lowell.  HUD will review the Authority’s application to ensure it meets the statutory threshold for approval which is scribed in HUD regulations.




The Lowell Housing Authority's Section 8 Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) scores are in and the LHA has been designated as a high-performer. SEMAP is designed by HUD to better manage public housing authorities by identifying deficiencies and making recommendations for improvement.  HUD rated the Authority across a number of indicators and processes, including rent and calculations, inspections, waiting list selection and the agency's ability to effectively expand housing opportunities in the community. This year's overall score for LHA is a 93%.  A special thanks to Tha Chhan, Director of Leased Housing and the Division of Leased Housing team for all their hard work in ensuring the LHA continues to run a successful program.



How much do you know about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)? The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a refundable tax benefit for low and moderate income families that can assist working mothers and their children succeed.  Learn more at http://www.eitcoutreach.org/blog/four-reasons-every-parent-should-know-about-the-earned-income-tax-credit/. Also be sure to check out the short video below which highlights the impact the positive impact the EITC can make in your life.