HCA held a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony on August 24, 2016 at the Historic Kimball Farmer House in preparation for rent-up on September 1.  Thank you to the Arlington Advocate for spending the morning with us at such a great event!  Read their article by clicking here.



The Kimball Farmer house is one of Arlington’s most architecturally and historically significant properties and is listed both in the MHC Inventory and the National Register of Historic Places. It is a rare survivor of early 19th-century Federal style architecture, and has exceptionally strong associations with multiple generations of persons prominent in the civic, charitable, commercial, religious and cultural history of Arlington.

HCA purchased 1173 Mass Ave in September 2014. The property was a single family house at the corner of Forest St and Mass Ave in Arlington. The original structure was built in approximately 1826 with an ell addition in the rear built sometime later. In recent years the building was utilized as a commercial office space fronting on Mass Ave and a two bedroom townhouse type residential dwelling unit. The site has parking in the rear. The zoning is B-1 which allows for up to three residential units with a special permit which was granted November 14, 2014 by the Arlington Redevelopment Board.

HCA has rehabilitated the project into three individual units: 1 two bedroom townhouse type unit in the rear and 2 one bedroom units fronting Mass Ave. The unit on the first floor is wheelchair accessible with rear ramp and front sloping walk.


Made Possible By Our Funders

TD Bank

Leader Bank

Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston

Town of Arlington CDBG

Community Preservation Funds

North Suburban Consortium

Massachusetts Historical Commission


Thank you to the volunteers from our Volunteer Landscaping Party for all of your hard work and to Lalicata Landscaping Products Inc. for your generous mulch and soil donation!