Worcester Housing Authority

GED/ESL Classes


Ruben Lopez


WHA offers GED and ESL courses for WHA Residents only.  The program is free of charge as long as the person currently resides in a WHA apartment.
ESL classes are offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:00 am–12:00 pm.
GED classes are offered Monday through Friday, 9:00 am–12:00 pm.


Ongoing registration, free of charge.  Placement test is required for the GED classes.  Registration takes place between September through mid-June. They operate on the public schools schedule.

Section 8 Housing

You will receive preference for a WHA Section 8 Voucher, if you live and work in Worcester.  Priority also goes to veterans and families of the veterans if the death was caused by a service related fatality.   Homeless persons, those living in substandard housing and those forced to move out due to no fault of their own also receive priority.
The first step of the process for obtaining a voucher is to fill out the Centralized Waiting List Pre-Application, which can be found online here or at the WHA.
Application Steps:
There are three ways to apply.

  1. You can apply online by making a  login, and then accessing the application. The link to the login is located below:00
  1. You may do a preliminary application. Link to preliminary application is found below:00


  1. You may call the closest housing authority near you and request and application to be emailed to you.

Only one application per family. The application must be complete and signed/dated.
Information needed in application and after application:
-Name of all persons who would be living in the unit, their sex, date of birth, social security number, and relationship to the family head.
-Family characteristics or circumstances that might qualify the family for tenant selection preferences
- Current home address and mail address
- An estimate of family income for next twelve months
-Names and addresses of employers, banks, and any other information that will help verify income.
-Need documentation that verifies the information given on application such as birth certificates, tax returns.


Contact Information

Phone 2
32 Great Brook Valley Avenue, Worcester, MA 01605
Zip/Post Code
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