HCA Staff

Renea Duran
Social Service Coordinator

Renea brings over 25 years of experience in Resident Services Management and Affordable Housing Asset Management throughout greater Boston. 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. She is currently pursuing a Master of Social Work degree.

Contact Renea: 781-859-5294, extension 7

Email: rduran@housingcorparlington.org

Paul Jean, Sr.
Social Service Coordinator

Paul brings an extensive background of 26+ years in the Human Services field. Paul has a passionate devotion to providing case management services for children, adolescents, adults and elderly populations coping with lack of support systems, employment barriers, history of homelessness and other challenges that impede everyday life.

Paul has also developed initiatives to assist individuals experiencing challenges with job development that include skills training (hard and soft skills), career coaching, and job placement. He has worked in collaboration with publicly and privately funded agencies that cover various regions of the state including Metro-Boston, Cambridge and both the Southeast and Northeast communities.

Contact Paul: 781-859-5294, extension 9

Email: pjean@housingcorparlington.org

Seth Jenkins
Administrative Assistant

Seth has been working at HCA 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 Holiday Meal Initiative in conjunction with local faith organizations. Seth also helped to organize HCA’s 2019 Annual Walk.

He is currently a college student, and 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 reading.

Contact Seth: 781-859-5294, extension 2

Email: sjenkins@housingcorparlington.org

Ellen Roscoe-Bergman
Office Manager

Ellen joined HCA in 2021 as a temporary employee in order to support key internal projects, but was soon hired full time to support a wide range of internal organizational needs. Ellen brings skills built from her wide ranging career, including positions as a residential relocation coordinator and database administrator.

Contact Ellen: 781-859-5294, extension 5

Email: eroscoebergman@housingcorparlington.org

Erica Schwarz
Executive Director

Erica brings expertise in affordable housing development and policy, community organizing and engagement, fundraising, and nonprofit management and organizational development. Prior to joining HCA, Erica served as Project Director at the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority (CRA), advancing a set of mission-driven real estate projects and facilitating related community input. Erica has also served as the Executive Director of Southwest Boston Community Development Corporation, Program Officer of LISC-Connecticut, and Community Organizer and Executive Director of WATCH Community Development Corporation in Waltham.

Erica holds a Master’s Degree in Arts in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from Boston University.  In her spare time she enjoys dancing, gardening, and cycling.

Contact Erica: 781-859-5294, extension 1

Email: eschwarz@housingcorparlington.org