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People Improving Communities and Neighborhoods (PICAN)

What is PICAN?

PICAN, an affiliate of People Incorporated, is a community housing development organization established in 2015, the goal of which is to help extend the Agency’s work in the area of housing. One of the founding principles behind this organization is the belief that affordable homeownership is part of the American Dream and should be accessible to all members of the community. PICAN works to acquire, rehabilitate, and/or construct rental and home-buyer properties in Fall River and makes them available to low and moderate-income individuals through a lottery application process.

PICAN’s projects are made possible through collaboration with the City of Fall River’s Community Development Agency and Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School. Our partnership with Diman offers students the ability to gain real-world experience in their trade skills and learn how a house is built from start to finish.


PICAN's fourth project is the construction of rental units in a new construction triplex located in the Weir District of Taunton, MA.

  • each unit is approximately 1,600 square feet of living space
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 full bathrooms
  • 2 floors
  • 1-car garage (only available in some units)

To learn more about the project and how to apply:


4 South Main Street
Fall River, MA 02721

Taunton Rental Application is available by clicking here.