Housing & Neighborhood Development

Andrew Taylor, Assistant Chief Development Officer

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About Us

Housing Development is responsible for assisting and supporting housing rehabilitation and new construction with an emphasis on providing quality affordable housing for city residents.

Neighborhood Development is responsible for developing and administering programs, including the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding program, to improve the quality of life within the neighborhoods of the city.

Both divisions focus on the delivery 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 divisions facilitate neighborhood redevelopment in collaboration with neighborhood-based non-profit organizations, numerous neighborhood institutions and stakeholders, regulatory authorities and other City departments to address neighborhood needs and concerns.

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2024 Landlord Summit

Thank you for attending the 2024 Worcester Landlord Summit on March 9, 2024. Breakout Session presentations can be found below.

Programs & Initiatives

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Lead Paint Abatement
The Worcester Lead Abatement Program (WLAP) is a federally funded grant program that is designed to assist property owners with the cost of lead paint abatement in eligible properties.
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Live Worcester Now
The initiative establishes a collaboration of public, nonprofit and private-sector organizations to preserve and promote Worcester as the place to "live-work-play-stay."
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Pre-Development Consultation
Interdepartmental Review Team meetings are offered free of charge and are designed to assist developers and land owners in the pre-development stages of potential and proposed projects with questions relating to permitting processes, zoning compliance, engineering standards and land use policy considerations.
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Worcester Housing Now Initiatiave
The Worcester Housing Now Initiative is a program focused upon the neighborhood multifamily housing stock primarily consisting of triple deckers. With the majority of these properties over 100 years old, significant deferred maintenance exists in many of them.

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Contact Information

Economic Development
City Hall 4th Floor
455 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608

Accessible via WRTA Bus Line. View Schedules

Phone: 508-799-1400
Fax: 508-799-1406
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Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone: 311
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