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General Department Information

Attention Voucher Holders:

Update: 9/1/2020 – The WHA has approved an additional 60 day extension to all vouchers that were active as of March 24, 2020. This brings the total to 180 days. Vouchers issued after March 24, 2020 through June 22, 2020, will receive an automatic 60 day extension.

Please be advised that due to COVID-19 all vouchers that were active as of March 24, 2020 have been granted an automatic 120 day extension from the date your voucher was to originally expire. This includes any voucher holder that was already granted an approved extension by the date of 3/24/2020. Extension letters were mailed out to all eligible voucher holders. By 9/1/2020, the WHA will revisit granting additional extensions, if necessary, to those vouchers in effect on 3/24/2020, and also those issued after 3/24/2020.

The Leased Housing Department of the Worcester Housing Authority manages over 4000 mobile and project based vouchers. We serve participants primarily in Worcester but also throughout all of Worcester County.

Currently, we have close to 1300 landlords participating in our program, serving almost 10,000 individuals. Participants of federal leased housing programs are also able to join our Family Self-Sufficiency program and Homeownership program.

If you have any questions or wish to speak with a member of our Leased Housing team, please contact us at:

Worcester Housing Authority
Leased Housing Department
Phone: (508) 635-3148
Fax: (508) 635-3191
Email: questions@worcesterha.org

Please note our hours of operation are Monday to Thursday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, and we are located at 40 Belmont Street, Worcester, MA.
We are closed to the public on Fridays.

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