Worcester Housing Authority

HURRICANE RELIEF INFORMATION

HELPING PEOPLE FROM PUERTO RICO & US VIRGIN ISLANDS

The WHA has been closely working with the City of Worcester and numerous service agencies to find ways to assist victims of Hurricane Maria, Irma and Harvey that are planning on coming to Worcester.

If you have a loved one who was impacted by the hurricane and needs assistance, this notice will provide you with useful information.

CENTRO – This is the primary agency overseeing all incoming individuals.  Centro is Worcester’s agency of contact and will provide information on all services needed including emergency housing, school registration for children, and FEMA benefits.  Make sure once your loved one arrives in Worcester, they contact CENTRO immediately for help.

Contact Info –

11 Sycamore St
Worcester, Massachusetts 01608

(508) 798-1900
Hours 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Web site - www.centroinc.org

Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/CENTRO-647618508677432/

News Reports

Displaced Puerto Ricans Struggling to Find Housing in Worcester

As Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands continue to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, local leaders in Massachusetts are aiming to house refugees displaced after such devastation. There's a new task force in Worcester hoping to make a difference.
(Published Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017) NBC BOSTON

APPLYING FOR HOUSING

The WHA has implemented a new admissions preference that gives priority to applicants that are victims of Hurricanes Maria, Irma and Harvey.  This preference will expire at the end of November.

Please keep in mind that the WHA is not an emergency housing agency or shelter.  This means that when someone applies for housing, they are subject to our admissions process, which can take some time.  We will process applicants as quickly as possible and even when a person is approved, there will be a wait for an apartment to become available.  However, please make sure your loved ones apply immediately so we can begin processing their application.

Any individual or family interested in housing can apply:

* at 40 Belmont Street, Worcester – Admissions Dept – Monday-Thursday 8 am – 4:30 pm

* Online at www.worcester-housing.com

* For those interested in applying for section 8 vouchers, please go to the following website.

MASSACHUSETTS Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List


FOR WHA RESIDENTS – INDIVIDUALS STAYING IN YOUR APARTMENT

The WHA recognizes that some of our residents will want to allow their loved ones to stay in their apartment for some time while they find suitable housing.  In an effort to help, the WHA is allowing families to host those impacted by the hurricane and extend the guest policy to 45 days.  However, prior permission from the WHA is required. 

Please click on link to see notice sent to WHA residents on this matter. 

For Public Housing Notice     [ Spanish Version ]





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