Housing Corporation of Arlington is a community driven nonprofit organization that supports families and builds community in Arlington.

Are you concerned about housing affordability? Do you need help to make sure your family is stable and healthy? Would you like to get more involved in your local community? We invite you to  join us!

Don’t hesitate to contact the staff to learn more, get help, or get involved.

Support Affordable Housing at 10 Sunnyside Ave!

HCA is advancing plans to create 43 affordable apartments on the site of a former auto body shop. We will present before the Zoning Board of Appeals on April 25th, 2023. Learn more at the project’s webpage.

Where Should Arlington add more Housing? Take the Town’s new MBTA Communities Survey!

The Town of Arlington is now figuring out where to create new zones where multi-family housing (buildings of 3 or more homes) would be allowed without needing to request special zoning. This is part of the Town of Arlington’s plan to join the state’s MBTA Communities program. The housing in these zones could be market rate or affordable, but this would create more areas in Arlington where it would be easier to build affordable housing.

Where do you think zones like that should be located?

Take the Town’s new survey and share your thoughts!

Join us on May 21st! Learn more on the Walk Page!

Update on HCA’s use of Rodenticide at our housing properties:

Many Arlington residents have signed a petition asking HCA to stop using SGARs (Second Generation Anticoagulant Rodenticide). These poisons not only kill rats and mice, but can cause great harm or death to other animals up the food chain, such as the owls and raptors who make Arlington their home. This is an issue that many cities and towns in MA and across the globe are now addressing.

If you notice any bait stations on our property, they are not dangerous anymore: Most stations were removed in late January.  As of March 22, 2023, all of the bait stations with SGARs on HCA property have either been removed or are sitting empty (all SGAR poison was removed from those stations by our property management). In coming days or weeks, the former pest control company will pick them up. By April 1st we will have a new pest control company in place: Secured Environments. With this new firm, we will maintain a priority on environmental safety for our tenants and for wildlife up the food chain. There will be no more SGAR bait on any HCA property.

Thanks to the many caring residents who have contacted us about this issue.

Thanks for a great Annual Meeting & Community Dinner on October 11th!

See a list of our generous sponsors on the Events page


252 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474  info@housingcorparlington.org  — 781-859-5294