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Comfortable. Affordable. And all yours.

Coleman House in Newton, MA is a vibrant, welcoming community, designed for those age 62+* who qualify for subsidized housing. When it comes to aging well, we defy income barriers and offer the fulfilling lifestyle all seniors deserve — with purpose, joy and independence leading the way. Every Coleman House resident enjoys a private one-bedroom apartment home, thoughtfully planned with plentiful natural light, well-equipped kitchens, and full baths smartly designed for convenience and comfort. We have 24-hour maintenance and management onsite to help with any concerns, as well as a wonderful staff who are always nearby to lend support when you need it. And when it’s time to launch into the day with purpose, just step outside your door and immerse yourself in social, cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities that invigorate mind and body.   

Look below to explore the full list of features and view the Coleman House floorplan. You’ll also find a link to our residency application. Since we have a waitlist, we do recommend completing the application as early as possible.

*Coleman House has a limited number of ADA-compliant, subsidized apartments that have been set aside for adults under age 62 who have a mobility impairment. Interested adults may apply for residency or contact our Leasing Office.

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Modern, well-appointed apartment homes.

At Coleman House, no detail has been overlooked in creating beautiful apartments that provide a safe, comfortable lifestyle for senior adults. Thoughtful features include:

  • White cabinets with quartz countertops and pantry with pull-out bottom drawers
  • Energy-efficient appliances including a full-size range and refrigerator
  • Full bathroom includes a shower with grab bars and vanity
  • Entry closet, sliding-door bedroom closet, and linen closet
  • Large, easy-to-open awning windows for abundant natural light and lovely views of our landscaped setting
  • Individually controlled heating and air conditioning
  • Water, heat, and electricity included in rent
  • Cable-, telephone-, and internet-ready
  • 24-hour emergency response system
  • All interior and exterior maintenance
  • Laundry room in common area
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One-bedroom apartment homes

Coleman House offers one-bedroom apartments specifically designed to make living easier for senior adults. When renovations are complete, all apartments will meet 2Life’s adaptable design standards and accessibility requirements. Residents can also look forward to all-new lighting, luxury vinyl plank flooring, and new cabinets, fixtures, and appliances.

Video Tour


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Care Coordination Services


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Should you find you need assistance to continue living independently in your apartment home, Coleman House’s care coordinator is available to help you find an in-home care provider to meet your needs. Whether it’s help in defining your needs, locating a provider, or filling out an application, care coordination is a valuable benefit that can make it possible for you to remain in your home even if you’re no longer able to do everything yourself.

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CaringChoices™ Program

We are proud to participate in the CaringChoices™ Program, a nonprofit initiative that helps frailer residents remain in the comfort and familiarity of their apartments at Coleman House. The program provides subsidies on a sliding-fee scale, based on income and day-to-day abilities. Once approved for benefits, CaringChoices provides residents with an array of in-home services to help manage tasks more smoothly and effectively. 

To take advantage, a designated service coordinator is on-campus each week to explain the program and help coordinate arrangements through the Aging Services Access Points (ASAP) for Newton. 

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Income-Based Affordable Housing


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We’re thrilled to know you’re interested in making Coleman House your new home. Since we typically have a lengthy waitlist for income-based apartment homes, we encourage you to complete an application as early as possible. As soon as your application is filed with our 2Life Communities Leasing Office, we’ll send an acknowledgment and provide more information on our waitlist procedure.

The timeline for apartment openings varies, but you’re welcome to email our Leasing Office any time to check your place on the waitlist. We’ll also send you a letter each year to confirm that you’d like to remain on the waitlist. As your name moves toward the top of the list, a member of our team will contact you to discuss next steps and help you make the best decision for your future.

Download Common Rental Pre-Application