Simon C. Fireman Community Accepting Applications for New Apartment Housing Lottery

Hebrew SeniorLife is accepting applications for 45 new affordable senior housing apartments at the Simon C. Fireman Community in Randolph, MA.

BOSTON - Harvard Medical School affiliate Hebrew SeniorLife, New England’s largest nonprofit provider of senior health care and living communities, is accepting applications for 45 new affordable senior housing apartments at the Simon C. Fireman Community in Randolph, MA. The units are in addition to the current 160 senior apartments with supportive services already located in the Fireman Community.

Residents will be selected through a lottery system. Selection will follow the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity guidelines to ensure access for those who may traditionally have difficulty accessing affordable housing. Prospective residents, their co-head of household, or spouse must be age 62 or older to apply.

Hebrew SeniorLife has partnered with Maloney Properties, Inc. to manage the application process.   Virtual information sessions about the application process and the new units will take place January 11, 2023 at 12 p.m. and on January 25, 2023 at 5 p.m. To join, visit for Zoom links. The application deadline is February 16, 2023, at 5 p.m.

To request an application, email; visit; or call (617) 209-5450; relay 711. Applications can also be picked up at Randolph Public Library,  Randolph Town Hall, or the Randolph Senior Center. 

Completed applications should be submitted via email at;  fax at (781) 237-5078; or mail or in-person dropbox at Fireman Expansion, c/o Maloney Properties, Inc., 27 Mica Lane, 3rd Floor, Wellesley, MA 02481.

Mobile voucher holders are encouraged to apply. Several units have project-based subsidy. Applicants for these units must also meet the requirements of the applicable subsidy programs.

The lottery drawing to secure housing will be held virtually on March 2, 2023 at 1 p.m.  

About The Simon C. Fireman Community Expansion
The Simon C. Fireman Community expansion is supported with a low-income housing tax credit investment from the Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation (MHIC) and support from several other funders.  The resulting apartments will be 100 percent affordable, with 27 units for households earning up to 60 percent of Area Median Income (AMI), four for households earning up to 50 percent AMI, and 11 for households at or below 30 percent AMI. 

The new three-story wing will be fully integrated with the Fireman Community’s existing residences, sharing the same lobby, and creating two courtyards with walking paths, exercise stations, and benches. Other amenities include a multi-purpose room, a fitness center, office space, an art/game room, a deck overlooking the courtyard, a library, and a lounge. The expansion will be built to high sustainability and energy efficient Passive House standards. Residents will have access to a full range of support including cultural, educational, recreational, and fitness programs; nutritional assistance; and wellness services.

Hebrew SeniorLife would like to express appreciation to its partners and funders of this project:

  • The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development
  • The Town of Randolph
  • Massachusetts Housing Partnership
  • Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation
  • Boston Private Bank & Trust/Silicon Valley Bank
  • Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation
  • MassHousing

Hebrew SeniorLife would also like to recognize Affirmative Investments, ICON Architecture, Bald Hill Builders, Nixon Peabody LLP, Tierney Development Services, and Linnean Solutions.

About Hebrew SeniorLife
Hebrew SeniorLife, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is a national senior services leader uniquely dedicated to rethinking, researching, and redefining the possibilities of aging. Hebrew SeniorLife cares for more than 3,000 seniors a day across six campuses throughout Greater Boston. Locations include: Hebrew Rehabilitation Center-Boston and Hebrew Rehabilitation Center-NewBridge in Dedham; NewBridge on the Charles, Dedham; Orchard Cove, Canton; Simon C. Fireman Community, Randolph; Center Communities of Brookline, Brookline; and Jack Satter House, Revere. Founded in 1903, Hebrew SeniorLife also conducts influential research into aging at the Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research, which has a portfolio of more than $63 million, making it the largest gerontological research facility in the U.S. in a clinical setting. It also trains more than 1,000 geriatric care providers each year. For more information about Hebrew SeniorLife, visit our website or follow us on our blog, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.