Simon C. Fireman Community Expansion

Learn more about the 45 new affordable apartments being built at our existing campus, when it will open, and how to apply.

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New Affordable Apartments for Seniors, From a Community You Trust

Simon C. Fireman Community in Randolph, MA is growing! An expansion of the property will open in summer 2023, to include new apartments and community spaces. We’re eager to welcome more residents to the Fireman Community, which offers affordable housing with services so older adults can live their best lives.

One-Bedroom Apartments Coming Soon

The expansion will add 45 one-bedroom apartments to our existing 160-apartment community. Each apartment will include a full kitchen, energy-efficient heat and air conditioning controls, laminate flooring, and a 24-hour emergency call and check-in system. All units will have handrails in the bathroom, and sensory and mobility accessible units will be available.

Indoor and Outdoor Amenities

In addition to the apartments, the expansion will upgrade the existing outdoor space to create two courtyards with walking paths, exercise stations, and benches. Amenities shared by the entire community will include a multi-purpose room, a brand new fitness center, an art/game room, a deck overlooking the courtyard, a library, reading nooks, and a lounge. 

The Fireman Community offers an onsite dining program with three free meals per week, and meals for purchase on two additional days. Other existing amenities include a grocery and goodies store, weekly banking services, and a hair salon.  

Environmental Sustainability

The expansion is being built to Passive House standards for sustainability and energy efficiency. In addition to reducing our carbon footprint, residents will enjoy a comfortable air temperature in every season and a constant supply of healthy, fresh air. Solar panels on the roof will make the Fireman Community Hebrew SeniorLife’s first partially solar-powered community.

The Benefits of Living at the Simon C. Fireman Community

Life at the Fireman Community is about so much more than just having a safe, affordable place to live. It’s about being part of a diverse community with support services to keep you healthy, active, and engaged. 

We offer a wide variety of programming to address your physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs. This includes holiday celebrations, religious services, and other activities organized by the Residents’ Council. You can also take advantage of our transportation to local shops.

Security and facilities staff are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week should you have an emergency.

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Affordable Housing Eligibility

Simon C. Fireman Community is a 100% affordable senior supportive housing community. You or a member of your household must be 62 years or older to live there. Income qualifications apply:

  • 27 units are reserved for seniors earning below 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI)
  • 4 units are reserved for seniors earning below 50% AMI
  • 11 units are reserved for seniors earning below 30% AMI

Residency is open to all age and income qualified persons in accordance with the Fair Housing Act which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, and familial status. 

How to Apply for the Fireman Community Expansion Lottery

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.

Applications must be submitted by February 16, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. in order to be entered into the lottery.

See Details About the Lottery, Deadlines, and Application Process

Explore Simon C. Fireman Community

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Community Life

Live in a vibrant community where you can explore new hobbies, make friends, and enjoy a rich and diverse lifestyle.

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Access to Wellness Teams

Residents have access to a wellness nurse and wellness coordinator through our award-winning program that integrates health care coordination with life in the community.

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Additional Health Care Options

Should you need care in your apartment, Hebrew SeniorLife’s home health and private care teams can assist. Residents also receive priority access to services at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center in Boston and Dedham.

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Live in a Brand-New Community