Miguel A. Rivera
The mission of the Housing Development Division is to administer programs and policies of the city on housing and homelessness. Housing Development is responsible for assisting and supporting housing rehabilitation or new construction with an emphasis on providing quality affordable housing for city residents.
This office provides neighborhood-based Public Services and Housing Development that focus on the provision of enhanced physical and human infrastructure systems in Worcester's most challenged neighborhood areas. In addition to coordinating inter-governmental programs and projects in these areas, the Division facilitates neighborhood redevelopment in collaboration with the neighborhood-based non-profit organizations, numerous neighborhood institutions and stakeholders, regulatory authorities and other City departments to address neighborhood needs and concerns.
The Division of Housing Development in conjunction with the Division of Neighborhood Development secures, manages and monitors over $12 million in inter-governmental grant programs,that provide for family and individual safety net services each year. These include workforce readiness, skills and employment training programs, affordable quality housing production, youth programming and the implementation of comprehensive Neighborhood Stabilization and Revitalization initiatives.