With substantial encouragement and financial support from the Town of Arlington, starting in 2001, the Housing Corporation of Arlington has purchased two-family homes in Arlington to provide sustainable, affordable rental housing for low- and moderate-income families. HCA currently owns and operates 33 units of affordable apartments located within fifteen two-family houses, scattered throughout Arlington’s neighborhoods. HCA’s two-family apartments range in size from 1 to 5 bedrooms, and all are lead paint compliant. With the acquisition of 60 additional studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, HCA’s portfolio today totals 103 units of affordable rental housing in Arlington. In addition, HCA has 48 units in the development stages.

Eligibility for tenants is determined by household income, which is capped at 60% of the area median income (AMI), as annually adjusted by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Current household income limits are as follows:

2017 Income Limits at 60% of AMI

1 person household $43,440
2 person household $49,680
3 person household $55,860
4 person household $62,040
5 person household $67,020
6 person household $72,000

If you or somebody you know is interested in applying for an HCA apartment, please send a completed Affordable Housing Application to:

Housing Corporation of Arlington
252 Massachusetts Avenue, Office
Arlington, MA 02474

Our application for 117 Broadway & 112-114 Lowell Street is now officially open!

Applications will be accepted through June 11th, 2021. Applications for the 48 affordable apartments will be chosen by Lottery on June 15th, 2021.

For all the information you need to know, click on the following link:


For the application, please fill out here:

Quick App- Lottery- DSBI