Executive Director

Pamela Hallett joined HCA as Executive Director in June 2012, bringing with her over 25 years of affordable housing and community development experience.

Her past experience includes 20 years with her own development / consulting firm which specialized in affordable housing. The firm developed more than 1,500 units of housing, securing more than $100 million in construction and permanent financing. It provided expertise in tax credits, financing, planning, construction monitoring, energy conservation and negotiations. The projects varied from a six flat cooperative to a 276 unit SRO development and included transitional housing for domestic violence victims, an AIDS/HIV congregate living facility, elderly housing, new construction for sale housing, and large and small scale multifamily rental rehabilitation. Deals ranged in size from $500,000 to $18 million.

Prior to HCA, Pam was the Neighborhood Stabilization Program Manager for The Community Builders, Inc. where she managed the $78 million loan program funded by HUD to revitalize and stabilize neighborhoods in nine states and the District of Columbia. In addition, Pam has served on a variety of boards and committees of non-profit organizations over the years, including the Chicago Low Income Housing Trust Fund, DevCorp North, Windy City Habitat for Humanity, Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing, and the Greater Illinois People’s Cooperative.

Pam has deep Arlington roots. Her maternal grandparents moved to Arlington from Newton in 1932. And although Pam grew up in Bedford, her parents returned to Arlington in 1984. Pam currently lives in Arlington Heights and serves as a Town Meeting Member from precinct 21.

Contact Pam: (781) 859-5211

Renea Duran

Social Worker

Renea is Housing Corporation’s Social Worker. She brings with her over 25 years of experience in Resident Services Management and Asset Management. She has a strong commitment to serving disadvantaged adults’ needs, including homeless, emancipated youth, and special-needs populations.

She has overcome challenges of constraints to design high-quality, cost-effective, and comprehensive service offerings, always ensuring families served are treated with dignity and respect.

Renea has received several awards in her career, including the City of Boston Appreciation awards and the 2009 City of Boston Crimefighter of the Year Award.

Contact Renea: (781) 859-5164 (office telephone line)

Seth Jenkins

Administrative Assistant 

Seth has been working at Housing Corporation as the Administrative Assistant since 2018. He started as an intern, and before that volunteered for HCA’s Annual Walk for Affordable Housing. While working for HCA, Seth has been active with the Arlington Town Human Services Network, and has assisted with preparations for the Christmas Meal Initiative with a local faith organization. Seth helped to organize HCA’s 2019 Annual Walk. He is currently a college student, and as of March 2021, is a graduate of the Mel King Training Institute’s Certificate program, where he is part of a professional cohort learning community development skills. Seth is passionate about housing justice and has aspirations to be involved in the intersection between social work, community organizing and engagement. In his free time, Seth enjoys movies and catching up on reading.

Contact Seth: (781) 859-5294 (main line)