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The Lowell Housing Authority is pleased to welcome Rachel Spero, the newest member of our LHA executive team.  Rachel was hired in early July as the Authority's new Research Analyst.  Rachel has assumed a diverse role with the Authority, and works closely with our Finance and Capital Planning departments to address inefficiencies, coordinate projects, conduct financial analysis and do grant research.   



The LHA is excited to inform you about our latest efforts to implement more engaging educational and extracurricular activities to better serve youth living within our developments. The Authority will be funding a series of day trips within the community throughout the year for which your teen may interested.


Keeping with the spirit of summer, the Lowell Housing Authority is planning its first trip to see a Lowell Spinners baseball game, and would love to have your teen join our youth group for a day at the ballpark.


Aberdeen Ironbirds at Lowell Spinners


July 19, 2017   11:05 AM


Edward A. LeLacheur Park

450 Aiken Street

Lowell, MA 01854


Seats are limited for this event, so the Authority will be raffling off 20 free individual tickets to the game for Lowell Housing Authority Youth (Ages 14-17).

The day includes:


·         Box seat ticket

·         Concessions, including a Hot Dog, Ice Cream and Beverage

·         Game Program

·         Wait Service throughout the game


To enter the raffle drawing, please instruct your teen to complete our brief survey and return to the Authority along with the raffle stub. Surveys and stubs may be returned to your property manager’s office, by mail using the pre-posted envelope enclosed to Lowell Housing Authority, 350 Moody Street, P.O. Box 60, Lowell, MA 01853 or complete our survey online through our Survey Monkey link at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9DCPS66 If completing an online survey, a ticket will be created for you.


Must be a Section 8 or public housing resident between the ages of 13-17 to register.


The deadline to enter is Tuesday, July 11, 2017.



Good luck, and we hope to see you there!

Download this file (Youth Council Survey (Word) (2) NEW.pdf)Youth Survey255 kB

(left to right: The Honorable Philip L. Shea, Dr. Gary K. Wallace, President of LYAP, Ann & Kevin Murphy with family)


Lowell Housing Authority's nonprofit affiliate, the Lowell Youth Activities Program (LYAP) hosted their 23rd annual scholarship awards reception on June 15th.  The event awards academic scholarships to students living in low-income housing, who are pursuing higher education in various disciplines. Each year, LYAP also recognizes leaders in the community for their commitment to education and youth within the City. This year's honorees were Kevin and Ann Murphy of the City of Lowell who presented the awards, surrounded by their immediate family, and with the assistance of the Honorable Philip L. Shea of Lowell. The event, which was held at the Whistler House Museum in Lowell, was well attended with over eighty community members coming together to congratulate Ann and Kevin and our young scholars who are approaching the start of a new academic year. The LYAP, through the generous contributions from corporate sponsors and individual donors was able to successfully award $17,250 in scholarships this year.  Thank you to all of our supporters who continue to make a difference in the lives of our residents, and help to ensure the longevity of our worthy cause.


Congratulations to the Lowell Youth Activities Program, Inc.

Philip L. Shea Youth Scholarship Award Recipients of 2017!


Ashely Cabrera

Middlesex Community College, Business


Sunny Chum

Middlesex Community College, Computer Science


Wilson Lopez Cruz

Middlesex Community College, Liberal Arts & Science


Michael Doung

University of Massachusetts at Boston, Management


Steven Doung

University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Business


Khoing Kim

Middlesex Community College, Computer Science


Rathana Meng

University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Plastics Engineering


Sopanha Phan

University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Computer Science


Chetra Rath

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Doctor of Pharmacy


Clarice Rwakabuba  

Bridgewater State University, Biochemistry


Judith Rwakabuba

Bridgewater State University, Criminology


Rehema Rwakabuba

Fitchburg State University, Political Science


Xavier Thomas

Dean College, Arts & Entertainment Management

Did you miss the event?  Check out the event highlights.  




On May 31, 2017, The Learning Zone After-School Program children at our Salem Street location started the growing season at the North Common Village Community Garden. Program Manager, Delmis Sierra assisted the children in choosing what produce they would like to cultivate and many of the children will be able to observe the process from planting to harvest as they transition into attending our Youth Summer Activities Program during the months of July and August. The children have chosen to grow tomatoes, green peppers, green beans, sweet potatoes, watermelon, mint and basil.

We will be sure to post additional pictures on our social media pages throughout the growing season!

Parents interested in registering their children for the Youth Summer Activities Program may complete the registration form and deliver to Michelle Dinan, Family Self Sufficiency Director, at the Executive Office at 350 Moody Street, or register on site beginning July 11th at George Flanagan, 580 Chelmsford Street, or North Common Village, 21 Salem Street.