Affordable Apartment Program

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 15 two-family houses, scattered throughout Arlington’s neighborhoods. HCA’s two-family apartments range in size from one to five bedrooms, and all are lead paint compliant. HCA’s portfolio today totals 150 units of affordable rental housing in Arlington.

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 Rental Housing Application to:

Housing Corporation of Arlington
252 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA 02474