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FREE COVID-19 Testing & Resource Fair at Edward M. Kennedy Center
Take advantage of this FREE COVID-19 Testing & Resource Fair in our constant efforts to combat the COVID-19 crisis! Posted: 9/11/2020

Tackling Food Insecurity During COVID-19: Lessons Learned and Moving Towards a Hunger Free Worcester
Join the virtual presentation on Zoom to hear Congressman Jim McGovern on the subject. Sign up through the google form registration. Posted: 9/9/2020

Coronavirus - Resident resource list update
The WHA's accumulation of resources now includes the Worcester Public Library's HelpNow's Expert Tutor sign up and availble times. With the possibility of virtual programming continuing in our schools, extra assistance can be very helpful. Posted: 8/27/2020

RESCHEDULED FREE COVID-19 Testing & Resource Fair at Lakeside Apartments
The Lakeside Apartment fair has been rescheduled to September 9th. Take advantage of this FREE COVID-19 Testing & Resource Fair in our constant efforts to combat the COVID-19 crisis! Posted: 8/27/2020

A new way to pay! Online & direct payments
No more forgotten payments, no late fees, avoid late rent notices, and more benefits by signing up for Direct Payments and Online Payments. Posted: 8/25/2020

Worcester County Sheriff's Department food distribution comes to WHA
FREE fresh fruits and vegetables for distribution for the residents of the WHA happening Thursday, August 27th starting at 1PM. Posted: 8/25/2020

Coronavirus - Resident resource list update
The WHA's accumulation of resources now includes tips and PDFs for Internet safety during COVID-19. With the possibility of virtual programming continuing in our schools, Internet safety is vital. Posted: 8/21/2020

FREE COVID-19 Testing
More free testing sites throughout the month. Sponsored by the City of Worcester, UMass Memorial Health Care, and Family Health Center of Worcester. Posted: 8/21/2020

FREE COVID-19 Testing & Resource Fair at Edward M. Kennedy Center
Take advantage of this FREE COVID-19 Testing & Resource Fair in our constant efforts to combat the COVID-19 crisis! Posted: 8/21/2020

HiSET/GED, ESL 1 & ESL 2 virtual programming now available
FREE for WHA residents! Thank you to Quinsigamond Community College for offering educational programs through the WHA. Posted: 8/11/2020

Coronavirus - Letter to Residents from Chief Executive Officer Alex Corrales
Posted: 8/7/2020

Public hearing notice on development at 38 Lewis Street, Worcester
The public hearing will be conducted by the City of Worcester and the Worcester Housing Authority to present the details on 38 Lewis Street development and to hear public comments. Join the Zoom conference and presentation on August 10 @ 5:00 P.M. Posted: 7/29/2020

FREE COVID-19 Testing
Sponsored by the City of Worcester and UMass Memorial Healthcare COVID-19 Equity Task Force. Posted: 7/29/2020

Massachusetts Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program
Are you interested in FREE Farmers Market Coupons? These coupons can be used this summer at the Mobile Markets throughout the city. Posted: 7/22/2020

COVID-19 Coronavirus Proper Mask Wear
CDC recommends wearing face coverings in public settings.Where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, it is extremely important to wear a face covering but to also wear it properly. Please follow the guide on how to wear a mask. Posted: 7/21/2020

Join the WHA's Socially-Distanced Selfie Scavenger Hunt
Check out our Socially-Distanced Selfie Scavenger Hunt! Solve 25 Selfie Scavenger Hunt clever clues and get involved virtually by sharing it with us. Stay safe, wear a mask, and most importantly, have fun! Posted: 7/15/2020

COVID-19 Coronavirus Safety Tip Reminder
We are all seeing in states down south and in the west of what happens when you let your guard down with COVID-19 safety measures. We are still in a pandemic. There is no cure or vaccine for COVID-19. Do not get complacent, as all the hard work and sacrifice we have endured since March will be for naught. Keep following these safety protocols to keep you and your loved ones safe. Posted: 7/10/2020

UMass Memorial's Care Mobile COVID-19 Education & Outreach Program "Our Feet Hit the Street" comes to WHA
The WHA is pleased to announce UMass Memorial's Care Mobile COVID-19 Education & Outreach Program will be on-site Monday, July 27, 2020 at the Webster Square Apartments, 1050/1060 Main Street. They will be visited other properties throughout the summer as well! Posted: 7/23/2020

Are micro-units the answer to homelessness?
For years, 38 Lewis Street has been an empty lot, that could change soon, as the Worcester Housing Authority plans to have a new apartment building constructed for chronically homeless individuals. Posted: 6/27/2020

Worcester to launch state’s first microunit housing project for homeless
The proposed three-story, 10,000-square-foot building will have 24 studio apartments of between 300 and 400 square feet for those who have been chronically homeless and one unit for a resident manager. Posted: 6/27/2020

Worcester To Have State's First Modular Building Of Micro-Units To House Chronically Homeless
The Worcester Housing Authority has received approval and funding from the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development to build the first-in-the-state modular building of micro-units to house people who've been chronically homeless. Posted: 6/25/2020

Black Lives Matter Statement from the Worcester Housing Authority
Posted: 6/22/2020

Sign on with Worcester Together Coalition
Together we rise, together we stand, and together we change. Please join us as we work together to create equity, shape and change our community and our country’s course.Posted: 6/2/2020

Summer Camps 2020 starting July. Register now!
Each summer WHA provides summer camp experiences for Great Brook Valley and Lakeside Residents children. In response to COVID-19 this year, the WHA has reformed its summer programs into the At Home 2020 Programming Summer Camp! Posted: 6/2/2020

Coronavirus - Letter to Residents from Executive Director Alex Corrales
Posted: 6/1/2020

The Worcester Together Fund awards the WHA a $12k grant for the Elderly Housing Program
Thank you to the Worcester Together Fund, a partnership of Greater Worcester Community Foundation and United Way of Central Massachusetts, in cooperation with the City of Worcester, AND from the Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund. Posted: 5/19/2020

The WHA launches the Heart of Housing
The WHA is excited to announce its #HeartOfHousing campaign spotlighting dedicated WHA staff who are continuously working hard to provide the best for its residents. Maintaining the WHA mission of providing housing and building futures during the pandemic. Posted: 5/22/2020

Coronavirus - Letter to Residents from Executive Director Alex Corrales
Posted: 5/13/2020

UMass Memorial's Care Mobile COVID-19 Education & Outreach Program comes to WHA
The WHA is pleased to announce UMass Memorial's Care Mobile COVID-19 Education & Outreach Program will be on-site Thursday, May 7, 2020 at the Cul-De-Sac by 46 Lakeside Avenue. Posted: 5/5/2020

UMass Memorial's Care Mobile COVID-19 Education & Outreach Program comes to WHA
The WHA is pleased to announce UMass Memorial's Care Mobile COVID-19 Education & Outreach Program will be on-site Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 at Curtis Apartments and Great Brook Valley Gardens. Posted: 4/27/2020

Coronavirus - Letter to Residents from Executive Director Alex Corrales
Posted: 4/15/2020

WHA and Ameresco to Complete Second Phase $13.5 Million Energy Efficiency Project
"Our ability to provide quality, upgraded housing to residents depends on federal appropriations that we have been fortunate to supplement with private capital through our partnership with Ameresco," said Alex Corrales. Posted: 3/27/2020

WHA offers free food pantry service to residents
In partnering with Friendly House, the WHA is dedicated to make sure that food or meals are available and delivered safely to residents in need. Don’t go hungry. Let us help you. Posted: 3/27/2020

The WHA launches WHACOVID text alert notification system
In response to COVID-19, the WHA is pleased to announce the availability of WHACOVID Text Alerts. Text to join and receive the latest updates on COVID-19 / Coronavirus on your phone. Posted: 3/26/2020

WHA Rated a High Performer By HUD
The Worcester Housing Authority is thrilled to announce that it has received high marks in its most recent performance evaluation from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Posted: 3/26/2020

Coronavirus - Letter to Residents from Executive Director Alex Corrales
Posted: 3/25/2020

Worcester Housing Authority Response to COVID-19
Latest WHA press release on Coronavirus. Includes changes to business hours for the public and services provided. Posted: 3/14/2020

Coronavirus - Letter to Residents from Executive Director Alex Corrales
Posted: 3/10/2020

Coronavirus - Helpful Tips for Residents
WHA residents, applicants, participants and staff are strongly encouraged to follow these helpful tips from the CDC to minimize the exposure and spread of coronavirus. Posted: 3/10/2020

WHA cancels several resident meetings & events as precaution to Coronavirus exposure
The WHA has canceled monthly resident meetings at all WHA properties for the month of March. Other cancellations include all resident birthday social events and resident workshops. The cancellations are to limit the number of events with large groups, in particular, among elderly residents. Posted: 3/10/2020

Pay On-Line
A new way to pay available now! No more forgotten payments. No late fees. Avoid late rent notices. No more trips to pay your bills. No more stamps to mail your payment! Posted: 2/28/2020

$360K awarded for Worcester Housing Authority self-sufficiency program
The Worcester Housing Authority was awarded $360,000 in federal funding for its self-sufficiency program, the agency announced Monday. Posted: 1/14/2020

Spectrum News covers the WHA FSS Program Grant
The Worcester Housing Authority received a grant to help residents become self-sufficient and move out of public housing. Director of Administration Michael Murphy comments on the opened opportunities with this grant. Posted: 1/4/2020




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