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Choosing your community

We know that choosing which 2Life Community is right for you is a major decision. Here are the top three things we recommend you consider:

  1. Which apartments in our communities are priced affordably for you?
  2. What type of location do you prefer?
  3. What mix of programs, services, and amenities meets your needs?

The chart below will help you compare our affordable living options, apartment sizes, location options, and in-apartment and common area amenities, as well as programs and services across each 2Life community.

For more information about what makes each 2Life community special, please visit the individual campus pages. More information about affordability and income qualifications is below the chart. When you know which campus or campuses you'd like to live, visit Apply to Live Here for next steps, or download our common rental application here.

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Affordable Living

At 2Life Communities, we have a diversity of affordable living options, from income-qualifying apartments to affordable market rate apartments. For the majority of our apartments, at least one occupant must be age 62 or over.* 

If you are seeking an income-qualifying apartment, there are a range of options available to individuals and households, including those with incomes under 30% of AMI and all the way up to 110% of the Area Median Income (AMI).  

We offer two types of income-qualified housing:

  • Rental subsidies (commonly referred to as vouchers) where each individual’s rent is set at 30 percent of their adjusted monthly income

  • Subsidized apartments for people who can afford to pay a fixed below-market monthly rent

Everyone in either the voucher or below-market fixed monthly rent apartments must be re-certified annually by 2Life Staff to adjust rent charged based on current income status.

If you are seeking an affordable market rate apartment, we have two communities for you to consider: Golda Meir House in Newton and Shillman House in Framingham.

For all income-qualifying and market apartments, your rent will include the following utilities: water, electricity, gas, heat and hot water.

For further information about eligibility and availability, contact the Rental Office.

At 2Life Communities, housing is available on an equal opportunity basis.

* Please note, adults of any age with disabilities are also welcome to apply for housing in Kurlat House, Golda Meir House, and Coleman House.