Are you having a Housing Crisis?

If so, the Housing Corporation of Arlington may be able to help.  Housing Corporation of Arlington (HCA) is a non-profit community development organization based in Arlington.  HCA advocates for and provides affordable housing and homelessness solutions to low-income members of the community.  HCA is announcing the launch of Arlington’s Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP), which provides funds to help individuals and families in danger of becoming homeless.

As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provided HPRP funds to communities across the United States in order to help individuals and families facing housing instability.  Households who earn at or below 50% of Area Median Income (AMI) and are in danger of becoming homeless are eligible for assistance.  HUD determines AMI on an annual basis.  Below are the current 50% of AMI limits by household size.

1 Person:     $31,550 or under       2 Persons:   $36,100 or under

3 Persons:   $40,600 or under      4 Persons:    $45,100 or under

5 Persons:   $48,700 or under      6 Persons:    $52,300 or under

7 Persons:   $55,900 or under      8 Persons:    $59,550 or under

Individuals and families that meet the income requirements are eligible for a wide range of services.  HPRP funds can assist with the following:

Back rent; Moving expenses; Utility bills; Rental assistance; Security depositis; Tenant-landlord mediation; Housing search; Credit counseling; Money management; Housing-related legal services

HPRP  funds cannot assist with the following:

Direct payments to applicants; Cable bills; Telephone bills; Mortgage payments; Internet bills; Insurance bills

For more information contact the Housing Corporation of Arlington located at 20 Academy Street in Arlington or by phone at 781-316-3451.  HCA offices are located in the ground floor of the Arlington Senior Center at the corner of Academy and Maple Streets.  For easy access to the offices, enter through the 27 Maple Street entrance of the Center.  Enter through the glass doors into the lobby and take a right.   Offices are located on the left.

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