HCA’s largest fundraiser of the year, the Walk raises awareness and funds for our Affordable Housing program to house low- and moderate-income families and individuals in need; and HCA’s Homelessness Prevention Program, to provide financial assistance to those in danger of losing their housing. This year HCA aims to raise upwards of $60,000 in support of the 93 properties under management, and specifically the 57 units in our current development pipeline.

The 17th Annual Walk for Affordable Housing will take place on Sunday, April 29th from 11AM-3PM at the Jason Russell House, 7 Jason Street, Arlington. The Walk itself will begin at approximately 12:30. The pre-walk gathering provides community members a chance to mingle and listen to a live band. Molly the Clown will be sure to bring smiles to the kids and there will be a face painting booth, Lego table, as well as other fun activities! Dave & Buster’s of Woburn will have their tent set-up with a prize wheel and candy! Participants can enjoy treats donated by Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Andrina’s Pizzeria, Not Your Average Joe’s, Starbucks, and more.

Most importantly, the community has the opportunity to learn more about the dramatic need for affordable housing in Arlington. Then, with the band playing, the whole group walks down Mass Ave wearing our matching participant t-shirts, holding signs and balloons advocating for affordable housing. The walk will continue through downtown Arlington to HCA’s properties at 20 Westminster Avenue and 19R Park Ave, exactly 3 miles round-trip. Along the way, neighborhood churches provide water stops for thirsty walkers!  When we return, attendees can win terrific raffle prizes such as a $100 gift certificate to Legal Seafood, an acupuncture treatment, fitness classes, bowling party at King’s Dining & Entertainment, massages, toys, Red Sox autographed items, passes to the Aquarium and many other wonderful local gift certificates.

How to Support the Walk:

Start a WALK TEAM to raise funds! Ask friends & family to join or sponsor you!

Donate Now – Quick & easy secure online donation processing. (Remember to acknowledge your Team!)

HCA Walker Pledge Form If preferred, you may print & use this Pledge Form to raise funds! Donations will also be collected at the Walk!

Purchase Raffle Tickets to win gift certificates & prizes donated by local businesses!

Volunteer- Administrative duties in preparation for the event, or at the Event!

Become an Event Sponsor, suggest to a local business or your employer!

Donate a Gift-In-Kind for our Raffle! (A donated item/service to be included in our raffle prizes!)

Please reach out to Kimberly with any questions or to discuss how you may be able to contribute to our 17th Annual Walk! (781)859-5294