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The Lowell Youth Activities Program, Inc. (LYAP) is pleased to announce that it will be hosting its annual Philip L. Shea Scholarship Awards Reception. The Lowell Youth Activities Program is 501(c3) tax exempt 509(a)(1) public charity with the mission to educate, mentor and advance children within the Lowell Housing Authority’s Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher Programs. Through ongoing donor support, the organization is able to award over $20,000 in academic scholarships annually to high school graduates pursuing higher education.  Charitable contributions are also used to fund an academic-based after-school program, and Summer Youth Recreation program which serves low-income youth throughout the year.


Each year, the LYAP also recognizes a leader in the community who is committed to the mission of LYAP and the community. This year, the LYAP will proudly honor real estate appraiser, mixed-use income project manager, and founding member of the Lowell Youth Activities Program, Dennis Conners. Mr. Conners was instrumental in the project development for River’s Edge, a 33-acre housing development on the Concord River, which transformed a blighted section of the City of Lowell into a thriving neighborhood.  Mr. Conners’ commitment extends beyond his dedication to affordable housing projects.  Since the Lowell Youth Activities Program’s inception, Mr. Conners has worked tirelessly on fundraising, motivational speaking, and personal mentorship to LYAP past award recipients.


The 2018 Philip L. Shea Scholarship Awards Reception will be hosted on


Thursday, June 21, 2018 5:00-7:00pm

Whistler House Museum

243 Worthen Street

Lowell, MA


Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available!


Interested in attending, purchasing a sponsored advertisement, or making a charitable contribution?


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The Lowell Housing Authority's Section 8 Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) scores are in and the LHA has been designated as a high-performer. SEMAP is designed by HUD to better manage public housing authorities by identifying deficiencies and making recommendations for improvement.  HUD rated the Authority across a number of indicators and processes, including rent and calculations, inspections, waiting list selection and the agency's ability to effectively expand housing opportunities in the community. This year's overall score for LHA is a 93%.  A special thanks to Tha Chhan, Director of Leased Housing and the Division of Leased Housing team for all their hard work in ensuring the LHA continues to run a successful program.



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