HANA represents a diverse group of homeowners in the central Arlington-UTA-downtown area. It aims to build strong neighborhoods and to facilitate communication with the city and university about issues affecting residents and businesses..
HANA's members are neighbors who have voluntarily come together to preserve, protect, and enhance the quality of life in our neighborhoods. All residents are welcome.
HANA is a Texas non-profit corporation recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a (501)-(c)-(3) organization. We are governed by a set of bylaws adopted by the membership in 2010. Day to day business is managed by a board of eleven directors, elected by the general membership.
The Heart of Arlington Neighborhood Association is a coalition of neighborhoods located immediately south of downtown Arlington and extending south to Pioneer Parkway. HANA’s boundaries were established by Arlington City Ordinance No. 13-016 as Collins Street, Cooper Street, Pioneer Parkway, Border Street and its extension, UTA Blvd.
Within our boundaries are single-family homes, duplexes, townhomes, student housing, housing for elderly people, churches, schools, commercial structures, parks, and creeks. HANA includes some of Arlington’s oldest residential areas and buildings, especially on Center Street and First Street, as well as a substantial number of houses built in the middle of the twentieth century. Our area is marked by “sign toppers” on the street sign posts throughout out the area.
Since activities and developments immediately beyond our physical boundaries can significantly impact our neighborhoods and living conditions, our area of interest extends beyond our boundaries for a block or two in each direction.
HANA is not a Homeowners Association (HOA). We do NOT create or enforce any restrictions or regulations concerning anyone's private property rights. Members of homeowners associations or other more local neighborhood organizations located in the HANA area are invited to join HANA, but HANA itself does not play such a role.
HANA does not endorse candidates for any public office. We work with city staff and elected officials to preserve and improve our neighborhoods, but at election time, members must decide for themselves which candidate will best serve the interests of the neighborhood, city, county, state, or country.