For Our Residents
A Better Life (ABL) Self-Sufficiency Program
We work hard to make our public housing communities safe and attractive for our families; but, maybe you want to live in a larger apartment, a better neighborhood or even own your own home. Perhaps you desire to further your education, get a better paying job and see your children succeed. To help support families in achieving such goals, the WHA created a new and entirely unique self-sufficiency program called “A Better Life: Helping Families Find Their Way” (ABL).
ABL is a voluntary program intended to both support and challenge participating households. Upon enrolling in the program, participants are assigned a case manager, or Family Life Coach (FLC). The FLCs work closely with participants to provide them with support in five areas: education, employment, finances, health and personal.
How exactly does ABL work?
Participation lasts up to five years, during which time participants reach economic independence and self-sufficiency through hard work and consistent support. For interested participants, this could mean renting or owning your own apartment or home in the private housing market.
If you are a motivated, hard-working WHA resident living in a family development and looking to improve your own life and that of your children, we encourage you to apply. For more information, visit our A Better Life Office located at 34 Great Brook Valley Avenue, Suite 6 or call us at 508-635-3265.