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Who We Are

At the Worcester Housing Authority, our mission is to enhance the Worcester community by creating and sustaining decent, safe, and affordable housing that champions stability and self-sufficiency for our residents. As the second largest housing authority in New England, widely recognized for our innovative and progressive programs, we’re not just providing housing – we’re building futures.

Our Values


We develop relationships that make a positive impact on our customers' lives.


We take pride in our work and in delivering a safe, sound, and secure home to our residents.


We work together, across departments, to service the needs of our customers.


We treat everyone we encounter with respect and dignity.


We hold ourselves personally accountable for delivering on our commitments.


We provide a positive and encouraging environment for our staff and our customers in order to help them succeed.

Our Culture

We’re looking for candidates who are mission-focused, goal-driven, and passionate. We pride ourselves in hiring talented individuals from all walks of life.

Diversity and inclusion are critical to our success. We understand the importance and value in having a variety of people, thoughts, and ideas within our agency.

We work hard to provide opportunities to our residents and to our community. This requires our employees to think creatively and outside the box.

We generate change. We learn from each other, and we’re not afraid to take on new challenges. Can you see yourself as a part of our team? Get ready to roll up your sleeves.

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Current Job Openings

The WHA remains committed to staffing our agency with talented and compassionate employees in a safe environment. All WHA employees must submit references, pass a CORI background check and provide a drug screening, clear of any and all illicit substances and marijuana. Some positions also require a pre-employment physical examination and submission of your driving record.

See below for all current job openings at the Worcester Housing Authority. Review each description and determine if one is the right match for your skills and career goals.

Currently we are accepting resumes for the following open positions:

Clerical Staff
PDF [August 29, 2019]
ABL Family Life Coach
PDF [August 23, 2019]
Plasterer / Painter
PDF [August 23, 2019]
PDF [August 23, 2019]

Part-Time Purchasing Admin Assistant
PDF [August 2, 2019]
Full-Time Drivers
PDF [July 5, 2019]
Deputy Director of Facilities
PDF [April 26, 2019]
PDF [January 2, 2018]

Click here for an overview of all our departments

Click here to submit your application, upload your resume and cover letter.
Resumes may be submitted via email to jobs@worcesterha.org. Please include a cover letter clearly identifying the job for which you are applying.

Perks & Benefits


Worcester is located in the heart of the Commonwealth. The WHA owns 24 developments across the city. All of our buildings provide easy access to highways, as well as great restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues.


The WHA rewards great work with great compensation. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetic information.


Our competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision coverage. We also offer short and long-term disability, life insurance, flex-spending programs, as well as generous paid time off and retirement savings plans.


One benefit of having amazing coworkers is enjoying each other’s company. We like to have fun together. Team building events, volunteer opportunities, and annual meetings; our almost monthly activities allow employees the opportunity to connect with coworkers and unwind.


Through our Employee Assistance Program (EAP), employees and their households can get free, confidential counseling and support 24/7. At the office, we host weekly meditation/chair yoga sessions, and our “Safety Committee” ensures staff are safe, smart, and ergonomically correct.


At the WHA, we know it’s essential to have a job you love and to be recognized for the great work that you do. We have a variety of formal and informal ways that we help staff learn and grow, achieve success, celebrate accomplishments and applaud hard work.

The WHA provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, The WHA complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in all of our locations.

The WHA will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.

The WHA provides preference to Section 3 applicants.


Worcester Housing Authority
40 Belmont Street
Worcester, MA 01605
Phone: 508-635-3000
Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM