Senior Housing Proposal: 338 Canton Street, Stoughton

Learn more about Hebrew SeniorLife’s proposal to build permanently affordable housing with supportive services for older adults in Stoughton. 

An architectural rendering of Hebrew SeniorLife's proposed senior housing in Stoughton.

Hebrew SeniorLife, New England’s largest nonprofit provider of senior health care and living communities and an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is seeking to build new affordable housing for older adults in Stoughton. Our model of housing with services supports residents in continuing to live their best lives in the community they call home.

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Community Preservation Committee applicationComprehensive Permit

Community Benefits

The proposed community would have a number of benefits for the Town of Stoughton and its residents, beyond the older adults who would find a home there.

  • Addressing the need for senior housing: With a demonstrated need for more affordable senior housing to serve Stoughton’s community, Hebrew SeniorLife intends to request a preference for up to 70% of eligible units to be leased to local residents at initial occupancy of the proposed development – or the potential for 70 new rental opportunities for seniors currently residing in Stoughton. 
  • Growth/mobility: An influx of affordable housing options will allow more seniors to downsize and/or find alternatives to aging in place. Allowing mobility for seniors within the Stoughton community frees up existing housing stock, creating opportunity for households looking to move into and within the Stoughton community.
  • Sustainability/green space: Consistent with Stoughton’s commitment to environmental sustainability, Hebrew SeniorLife intends to minimize the use of fossil fuels and maximize potential alternative sources of energy. The development will be designed to meet Passive House Standards. The possibility of allowing public access to green space surrounding the property for community walking paths or other appropriate outdoor uses is being explored.

The project would also have a number of financial benefits for the Town:

  • Leverage: For every $1 of Town funds, Hebrew SeniorLife anticipates leveraging approximately $41 of funds from other sources. For approximately $13,000/unit, the Town will receive 100 affordable senior rental units. 
  • Tax revenue: Based on the assessed value of existing senior housing in Stoughton, we estimate the property tax revenue to the Town after both phases are built and occupied would be approximately $125,000 per year.
  • Fees: Estimated zoning review, building permit and sewer connection fees in excess of $630,000. 
  • Job creation: During construction, it is anticipated that over 100 jobs will be created. Once in operation, there will be ongoing employment opportunities available through Hebrew SeniorLife’s robust property management and resident service resources.


In addition to the apartments, amenities may include:

  • Two elevators
  • On-site culinary options
  • Fitness center
  • Library
  • Laundry 
  • Salon
  • Walking paths
  • Community garden

Benefits of Living in a Community with Supportive Services

Life is about more than just having a safe, affordable place to live. Supportive services in Hebrew SeniorLife communities help keep residents healthy, active, and engaged to ensure they can continue to thrive.

Our Right Care, Right Place, Right Time initiative gives residents access to a wellness team that understands older adults’ health needs and can help coordinate care with primary care teams, specialists, insurance providers, in-home caregivers, and more. Residents are invited to participate in risk assessments and receive assistance in accessing preventive supports, plus health guidance and nutrition counseling.

All residents receive priority access to Hebrew SeniorLife’s Harvard Medical School-affiliated services, including those offered at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center in Boston and Dedham, plus our in-home care services and the Deanna and Sidney Wolk Center for Memory Health.

Other benefits may include multigenerational programming to support and encourage socialization, fitness programs, resident service coordination to assist residents in accessing outside services, and planning and assistance with transition to higher levels of care as needed.

What People are saying about Hebrew SeniorLife

  • "I liked it from the minute I walked in the door. I just think it is the warmest, most comfortable place and people that I’ve ever met. The people that work here are unbelievable, and the people that live here are so kind and so smart."

    Terry Gamer

    Hebrew SeniorLife Resident

  • "The maintenance team is unbelievably friendly and accommodating. I can’t praise the people who work here enough!"

    Elaine Baizman

    Hebrew SeniorLife Resident

  • "The environment is very warm and welcoming, and everyone comments on that. Many people visit or stay in other such facilities, but nothing compares to the warmth and friendliness that exists here."

    Shirley Rayport

    Hebrew SeniorLife Resident