Need Assistance?

Social Service Support

HCA staff can help you with: Social Security Access, Food Benefits, Housing Assistance Funds, affordable housing search and many other services.

To receive assistance, please call to make an appointment: 781-859-5294, ext 7 for Renea Duran or ext 9 for Paul Jean, Sr.

Renea or Paul may meet you at our office at 252 Massachusetts Ave. On the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, they can be found at the Robbins Library (700 Mass Ave) from 11 am – 1:00 pm at the Robbins Library.

Resume Workshops & Cover Letter Workshops: Contact the office to make an appointment. Location: 252 Mass Ave, Arlington (HCA office).

Computer Lab and Basic Computer Training: Contact the office to use a computer and/ or get help with the basics. Location: 252 Mass Ave, Arlington (HCA office).

Employment and Career Services

Are you currently looking for employment?

Would you like to develop and increase your skills towards your Employment and Career Goals?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, Housing Corporation of Arlington Resident Services is here to assist you!

We will work with you until you find employment!

Housing Corporation of Arlington will offer ongoing Workshops and One-on-One Sessions to help you with Employment goals.

To Learn more contact Paul Jean Sr.

(781) 859-5294 Ext 9 or

HCA Owned Affordable Housing

Are you looking for affordable housing in Arlington?

If you fit the income guidelines (see below), please print and fill out an Application for HCA’s Affordable Apartment Program.

Homelessness Prevention Program

Are you or someone you know facing a housing crisis?

HCA’s Homelessness Prevention Program was set up to help people experiencing a crisis with their housing. Assistance can be given to help individuals and families avoid eviction when the cause is due to circumstances beyond their control. The goal is to keep people in Arlington from becoming homeless.

Contact Renea Duran to get started: 781-859-5294 x1 or

Eligible Costs: The program can be used to help pay rent or security deposits, but only when it is clear that this payment will stabilize the applicant’s housing situation for at least 6 months. This is not intended to be a monthly rent subsidy, and cannot be used to pay real estate taxes, utility bills, or fuel costs. Security Deposits are only available for people who are currently homeless or escaping domestic violence.

Income Limits: Applicants must meet Income Limits for low and moderate income households, adjusted for household size, as established by HUD. Current Income Limits are 60% Area Median Income (AMI) as follows:

2022 Income Limits at 60% of AMI

1 person household $58,920
2 person household $67,320
3 person household $75,720
4 person household $84,120
5 person household $90,900
6 person household $97,620
7 person household $104,340
8 person household $111,060

Administration: The program is supported entirely by private donations from individuals and businesses and is administered by the non-profit Housing Corporation of Arlington. A three person Review Committee, appointed by the Housing Corporation of Arlington, will make all funding decisions.  The Review Committee is made up of a representative of the Housing Corporation of Arlington, a representative of the Town’s Human Services Department, and a third member appointed from the community. Every effort is made to act quickly on behalf of people in need.

Funding Limits: Assistance will only be granted if there is a reasonable assurance that it will stabilize a family’s housing for at least six months. A household may receive a grant no more than twice and the second grant will only be made two years or more after the first. If in the unanimous opinion of the Review Committee, there are compelling and extenuating circumstances, exceptions to funding limits may be made.

Funding Priorities: In the event that funds are insufficient to help all eligible applicants, priority will be given to victims of family violence, families with young children and the disabled. All applicants must have housing in Arlington.


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