Wednesday, November 23, 2011

25th Anniverary Celebration Dinner: A Great Success!

Thanks to the generous support of friends like our lead sponsor, Cambridge Savings Bank, our 25th Anniversary Celebration Dinner was a tremendous success! Master of Ceremonies Ray Magliozzi led us through an amazing night filled with 350 of HCA’s closest friends, laughter, tears, great food, memories of missed friends and the celebration of HCA’s 25 years of accomplishments.

Governor Patrick, who was not able to attend the dinner due to an out of state obligation, saluted HCA in a sincere video, “you are working everyday to get families back on their feet and find or keep a place to call home…your work is a testament to our best values.” He also warmly remarked, “Brian [Greeley] dedicated his life to public service…his spirit is an inspiration to us all.”

Click here to view photos from the event—and don’t forget to “Like” HCA on Facebook!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

HCA’s Capitol Square Project Awarded State Funding!

We are thrilled to report that on Monday, October 17th, HCA’s Capitol Square Apartments project was awarded critical funding from the Massachusetts Dept. of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)!

The awarded funds, including both low-income housing tax credits and DHCD housing subsidies, complete the funding needed to proceed with Capitol Square Apartments, HCA’s latest affordable housing project that will restore three turn-of-the-century apartment buildings in East Arlington and provide thirty-two (32) units of affordable rental housing. Please take a look at the full press release from the Governor’s office.

Without the tremendous support from the HCA community, projects like Capitol Square Apartments would not be possible. Thank you!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Three Reasons to RSVP TODAY!

Three NEW reasons to RSVP today for HCA's 25th Anniversary Celebration Dinner:

1) Governor Deval Patrick is our Special Guest Speaker;

2) We will be enjoying an amazing dinner from one of Arlington's top restaurants: Scutra;

3) And you can now RSVP Online! Just go to:

See you on November 3!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A Special Thank You to Calvary Church!

Donating their time, money and spirit, Calvary Church’s ongoing support of the Housing Corporation has always been exceptional, but their latest investment in HCA to help make affordable housing a priority in our community is unparal­leled. Calvary members recently decided to provide HCA with a $100,000 loan for our Capitol Square Apartments project and to also contribute $20,000 to HCA’s Homelessness Prevention Fund to help Arlington’s most vulnerable residents.

A very special thank you to Calvary Church for their commitment to making Arlington an affordable com­munity for all!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Welcome, Kelly!

Housing Corporation of Arlington is delighted to announce the hiring of Kelly Hunt as our first Director of Real Estate Development. This latest milestone will allow HCA to greatly expand its efforts to serve lower-income populations in Arlington and surrounding communities.

Kelly is a native Texan who ventured to Massachusetts in search of a Masters degree and found she likes the state so much she decided to stay. Kelly has a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications and a Masters of Public Administration degree from the Harvard Kennedy School.

Kelly has very quickly become invested in HCA and its mission. She is a strong addition to our committed team, and she will help HCA meet its goals of maintaining the economic and social diversity that makes us proud to be a part of the Arlington community.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Update: 25th Anniversary Celebration Dinner

Our Honorary Committee had our first meeting on June 28th. Great energy in the room, and everyone is very excited for our upcoming 25th Anniversary Celebration Dinner! Ray Magliozzi from Car Talk will be our Master of Ceremonies, and Cambridge Savings Bank has already committed to being a Community Sponsor for the event!

We’re thrilled to be working with such a wonderful, engaged Honorary Committee: Janice Anzalone Bakey, Robert Bowes, Representative William Brownsberger, Mary & John Deyst, Senator Kenneth Donnelly, Richard Duffy, Daniel Dunn, Rev. Christine Elliott, Cindy Friedman, Representative Sean Garballey, Carol Greeley, Kevin Greeley, Representative Jay Kaufman, Annie LaCourt, Eugene Lucarelli, Charlie Lyons, Monique & Ray Magliozzi, Alan McClennen, Robert Mirak, Mary Winstanley O’Connor, Clarissa Rowe, Bill & Elaine Shea, Joseph Tulimieri, Mark Wanamaker and Robert M. Wilson.

For more information about how to sponsor HCA’s 25th Anniversary Celebration Dinner, please contact Joanna Ain at 781-316-3606 or

Monday, June 20, 2011

25th Anniversary Celebration Dinner

Please join HCA friends and supporters at our

25th Anniversary Celebration Dinner

Honoring Beloved Arlington Leader, Brian Greeley

Thursday, November 3, 2011

6:00 PM

Arlington Town Hall

Monday, April 25, 2011

A Day at the State House

On March 31, HCA joined over 300 community development practioners at the State House for MACDC's 2011 Lobby Day.

While meeting with state legislators, HCA staff and board members spoke about the importance of community development work in towns like Arlington--places where low-income households need affordable housing and homelessness prevention programs to live stably in thier homes.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Thank you for WALKING!

Thanks to 200 participants and fabulous weather, HCA had a great day last Sunday walking for affordable housing. We raised $43,336 and still counting! Thank you HCA supporters!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Join us this SUNDAY!

This Sunday, April 10, HCA will be hosting our 10th Annual Walk for Affordable Housing! Through our generous friends and supporters, we have already raised $25,000!

For more information about Sunday's Walk, please go to HCA's website.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011

HCA Launches Affiliate Nonprofit to Aid Neighboring Communities

For 25 years, the Housing Corporation of Arlington has increased and maintained affordable housing in Arlington­­­­­—and in 2010, HCA launched its most ambitious affordable housing project to date: Capitol Square Apartments, which will renovate three turn-of-the-century apartment buildings in East Arlington into 32 safe and affordable units for low-income residents. As HCA looks to the next 25 years, the organization is taking steps to make sure it remains strong and sustainable so that it can continue improving the lives of low-income residents.

Over the past several years, surrounding communities have approached HCA to help them develop affordable housing in their neighborhoods. The lack of affordable housing is a regional issue, and these requests are a testament to HCA’s reputation for developing and maintaining high-quality units for families and individuals. After years of careful thought and discussion, HCA has formed a new, related non-profit to expand our impact in improving communities in the Arlington area. Academy Development Partners, an affiliate of HCA, will partner with other local community organizations and municipalities to develop affordable housing in surrounding communities.

Working outside of Arlington will allow HCA to share expertise, find regional affordable housing solutions, and bring in new revenue to increase our staff and the assistance we provide in Arlington. HCA will help develop properties, build local capacity, and expand affordable housing opportunities for low-income families and individuals. HCA’s work in other communities will generate income to cover expenses, and bring even more resources into Arlington.

“For a small, community-based non-profit like ours, 25 years is quite an achievement,” says David J. Levy, Executive Director, “Academy Development Partners will allow us to stay relevant and effective in a regional capacity while continuing to focus our efforts in Arlington with projects such as Capitol Square. It is a win-win.”

Monday, February 7, 2011

Ready to Celebrate?

Come celebrate HCA's 25th Anniversay at our
10th Annual Walk for Affordable Housing!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Jason Russell House

1-3 PM