Worcester Housing Authority

Background Information

Our People

Our wonderful residents come in all ages, colors, religions and ethnic backgrounds. We have senior only communities, communities designed for seniors and younger disabled residents and communities for families.

  • 40% elderly
  • 20% young disabled
  • 40% families
  • 70-80% of our families are Latin
  • 50-60% of our elderly/younger disabled are Latin
  • Average annual income $13,965
  • Average monthly rent $300

Our Properties

Our very first property was Lakeside Apartments built in 1949. Since that time, we have continued to grow. Today, our properties are located in almost every neighborhood through the City of Worcester

  • 83% federal
  • 17% state
  • 3000 public housing units
  • 3934 leased housing units (3595 federal, 339 state)
  • 24 separate developments
  • 4 elderly only developments
  • 12 elderly/young disabled
  • 8 family developments
  • Largest development is GBV (federal) Curtis (state) combination total 962 units
  • 15 transitional housing units (15 state)
  • 42 beds 689 developments (adults and adolescents with special needs)
  • 423 DMH/DMR leased units (341 federal, 82 state)

Financial

Along with rents, our major source of funding comes from federal (HUD) and state (DHCD) government.

  • $53,767,890 overall budget

Federal annual subsidy

$10,204,582

$349 per unit

Federal annual renovations

$3,198,625

$110 per unit

State annual subsidy

$2,422,079

$310 per unit

  • 192 total employees
  • 26 positions lost/last 4 years

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