The Arlington Housing Authority has five developments for elderly and disabled citizens. Each building is convenient to shopping, churches and local services. Preference is given per regulations and policies to Veterans and residents of Arlington.
A few modified apartments for persons confined to wheelchairs or other certifiably handicapped applicants are also available. Prospective tenants must meet income and asset eligibility requirements. The individual's rent is based on the income, assets, and expenses for medical and health insurance. The cost of all utilities except a telephone and cable is included in the rent charge. As required by state regulation a rent redetermination is conducted each year to verify continued qualification for housing assistance.
The Authority works diligently with its tenant associations and other local organizations to provide a wide range of activities within each development. Events such as bazaars, day excursions, classes, medical examinations, shopping trips and films are regularly scheduled, often at no charge or a nominal cost.
In cooperation with the Minuteman Home Care Corporation, a hot meal program is held in the community room at 37 Drake Road from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on weekdays. Participants, including non-residents of elderly housing, make a small contribution for their meal. Reservations may be made by calling one day in advance at 781-648-7500.
In addition, the Authority provides low-cost transportation via a specially-equipped van to local shopping centers in cooperation with each tenant association.
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