259 Washington Street
P.O. Box 1599
Gloucester, MA 01931-1599
(978) 281-4770

After Hours Maintenance:
(Emergency Only)
(978) 750-1135

Gloucester Housing Authority

"A Good Neighbor"

Gloucester Housing Authority

Developments

Lincoln Park
Lincoln Park
Our first elderly development, Lincoln Park, opened in 1960 and was further expanded in 1968. The 52 units offer afternoon sea breezes and are in close walking distance to the ocean. Residents have lovely gardens and enjoy their community building which was built by the local trade school.
Poplar Park
Poplar Park off Poplar Street
Housing for the elderly with 76 one-bedroom apartments built in two phases in 1963 and 1968. The residents enjoy planting flower gardens and going to the community room for meetings and functions.
George W. McPherson Park
George W. McPherson Park at 31 Prospect Street
Housing for the elderly or disabled with 97 one-bedroom apartments (4 are barrier free) in a six-story elevator building built in 1976. Residents watch all city parades march by on Prospect Street and can view the fireworks off their harbor view balconies. The spacious community areas provide daily lunch, bingo, workshops & activities, function & meeting space, and friendly gathering places. An EOEA Supportive Housing Site, McPherson also offers access to supportive services and vibrant community flower & vegetable gardens.
John W. Sheedy Building
John W. Sheedy Building at 88 Pleasant Street
Housing for the elderly or disabled with 81 one-bedroom apartments (4 are barrier free) in a five-story elevator building built in 1981. Residents adorn the front yard of their building with beautiful flower gardens and ornamental trees. The building has an iconic glass elevator and the community room is the site of many holiday parties, early morning coffee, functions, and meetings. The Sheedy Building is within short walking distance to stores, restaurants, and the railroad station.
Curtis B. Clark Building
Curtis B. Clark Building at 99 Prospect Street
Housing for the elderly with 56 one-bedroom apartments (3 are barrier free) in a six-story elevator renovated from a National Guard Armory into housing in 1986. The residents appreciate being within a short walk of Main Street and downtown. Residents have several rooms for daily gatherings, television viewing and parties, functions, and meetings.
Riverdale Park
Riverdale Park off Washington Street
Residents live on Veterans Way or Patriot Circle within this family developemnt of 160 apartments in duplex and quadruplex buildings built in 1951. Veterans receive preference for selections to live here. Many residents add to the beauty of this neighborhood by planting flower gardens. Our central maintenance facility is located on Veterans Way.
Willowood Gardens
Willowood Gardens off Maplewood Avenue
Residents live on Maplewood Avenue, Common Way, Willowood Road, and Willow Street within this family development of 60 townhouse apartments built in 1955 and totally reconstructed in 1992. Our reconstruction brought private parking, more green space for playing and community space for meetings, family functions, and an after school program for the children.
Arthur Street
Seven Arthur Street
Fifteen families live in 2 rowhouses on this quiet residential street. There is one barrier free apartment and storage assigned to each townhome. This development is within short walking distance to stores, restaurants, and the railroad station.
374 Washington Street
374 Washington Street
This beautifully restored Victorian home overlooking the Mill Pond in Riverdale serves as a transitional home for persons living with mental illness to return to a fullfilling life in their community. The GHA leases the home to Health and Education Services who has done a superb job of managing the program since 1990.