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Pipeline Projects

To promote a more diverse community where everyone can live sustainably, HCA works to make Arlington inclusive for all residents through two programs: our Affordable Rental Housing Program and our Homelessness Prevention Program. With the acquisition and redevelopment of 32 units known as Capitol Square Apartments in 2013 and the redevelopment of the Historic Kimball Farmer House in 2016, HCA now owns 93 units of affordable rental housing in Arlington.

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Community Investment Tax Credits (CITC)

As a designated Community Partner, HCA has been allocated $129,615 in state tax credits for the 2017 tax year that are available only to taxpayers making qualified cash investments of $1,000 or more. Unfortunately, investments of less than $1,000.00 do not qualify. Qualified investments include only cash contributions made directly to a Community Partner. Tax credits are issued at a rate of 50% of the qualified investments. For example: a $10,000 donation generates $5,000 in state tax credits.

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For more information about this advantageous program, please call HCA Executive Director, Pamela Hallett at (781)859-5211 or


HCA Offices have moved to Capitol Square Apartments!

HCA has moved from 20 Academy Street to our new permanent home at 252 Mass Ave!


All mail should be addressed as follows:

Housing Corporation of Arlington

252 Massachusetts Avenue, Office

Arlington, MA 02474


Please note:

Although we can still be reached by our former phone numbers, our direct lines have changed.


General Inquiries/Finance Office- contact Kimberly Donovan at (781)859-5294, or

Homelessness Prevention Program/Social Worker- contact Rita Shah at (781)859-5164 or

Executive Director-  Pam Hallett at (781)859-5211 or

Free Financial Workshop with Watertown Savings Bank Tuesday October 10, 2017

Join HCA & Watertown Savings Bank

Learn more here

Please RSVP by e-mail or phone to Rita Shah (781)859-5164 or


RSVP To HCA’s 2nd Annual Fall Kick Off Event on 9/17


Did you hear about Housing Corporation of Arlington’s new projects and partnerships – our plan to increase inventory of affordable housing in Arlington or partnerships with other local organizations?  Join us at Menotomy Grill & Tavern for our Fall Kick Off Event to learn about some exciting news.  Bring your family, friends, and/or neighbors and enjoy appetizers and drinks, while mingling with HCA’s staff and Board members as well as other residents and business owners.

Date & Time Wednesday, September 17, 2014

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm 

Please RSVP by September 8th

Please send your RVSP to Laura O’Rourke at: or 781-316-3606


Tickets are $25 per person and includes the cost of food.  You can pay at the door or through this PayPal link:










Directions to Menotomy Grill & Tavern: 25 Mass Ave. Arlington, MA 02474 



Preserving and Improving Local Housing Authorities

Local Housing Authority Act of 2014

On Wednesday, August 6, HCA’s very own Board member, Jack Cooper, stood by Governor Deval Patrick’s side at the Massachusetts State House as he signed the new local Housing Authority Act of 2014, H 4374, which modified Chapter 121B of the Massachusetts General Laws (MGL).  This Act requires all housing authorities in Massachusetts to have one public housing resident seat at each authority.  The resident will be chosen by tenants residing at the local housing authority.  The law also requires all commissioners and directors to receive certified training in conflict of interest, property management and the role of public housing commissioners.  In addition, all housing authorities must develop annual plans with a resident advisory board participating in the planning process.

For more detailed information on H 4374 visit: Massachusetts Public Housing Law No.4374


HCA Board member, Jack Cooper, is pictured to the far left.

HCA Board member, Jack Cooper, is pictured to the far left.





















Jack Cooper is the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Union of Public Housing Tenants.  For over 20 years with the first statewide public housing resident organization in the United States, he has worked with grassroots organizations and public agencies in Massachusetts and Washington DC developing public and affordable housing polices and supportive service planning.  Jack also served as a member of the US HUD Operating Rule Making Committee and of the US HUD’s Public and Assisted Housing Training Team, which trained over 5,000 public housing residents and managers on the New Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act.

Jack currently acts as Vice President of the Citizens Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA), the Commonwealth’s largest research planning and advocacy group for housing and community issues.  He also Chair’s CHAPA’s Public Housing Committee, an open committee which has as participants MassNAHRO, Mass Law Reform, local housing authorities, affordable housing consultants, not-for-profit organizations, public housing residents and the Department of Housing of Community Development.


Position Available…

HCA Social Worker to Run Homelessness Prevention Fund

HCA Receives 2015 CITC Award…

We are very proud to be awarded another $50,000 in Community Investment Tax Credits for 2015!!  We are one of 12 community development corporations state wide who allocated more than 95% of the 2014 CITC tax credits.  Thank you to all who invested!!  If you are interested in investing in 2015 let’s get started early to avoid last year’s year end crunch.  Please call, email or write to say you are interested for this year..

To learn more about the CITC program, click here

Activity Has Begun at Lowell Park

HCA signed a purchase and sale agreement.  We are currently doing environmental testing.  Here’s a short clip of the testing


Capital Square Apartments – Honorable Mention

HCA is proud to announce Capital Square Apartments won Honorable Mention in the Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits Historic Rehabilitation Awards!

Here is the associated press release.  Financial Innovation HM – Capitol Square Apts

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