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Worcester Housing Authority Awarded AARP Grant

By Tom Marino | June 27, 2024
Last Updated: June 27, 2024

WORCESTER – The Worcester Housing Authority (WHA) announced Thursday it received a 2024 AARP Community Challenge grant award for $20,101.

AARP issued 343 awards from 3,350 applicants. WHA received one of nine awards in Massachusetts. It is also the only award to a housing authority in the state and just one of four across the country to receive an award from the program.

The WHA plans to use the funds to offer digital literacy course to elderly residents and those with disabilities.

“This grant will provide us an opportunity to increase our technology offerings to residents, which will help improve their overall quality of life, which is in line with our overall mission,” said WHA CEO Alex Corrales.

The AARP Community Challenge awarded over $3.8 million across the country to support projects it says will help urban, rural, and suburban communities “make immediate improvements and jumpstart long-term progress to support residents of all ages.”

According to AARP, the Community Challenge is a grant program to “make tangible improvements in communities that jumpstart long-term change. It is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities Initiative (LCI), which supports the efforts of cities, towns, neighborhoods, and rural areas to become great places to live for people of all ages.”

Image Courtesy of Worcester Housing Authority



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