Lizbeth Heyer

Lizbeth Heyer, 2Life Communities President

Ensuring everyone has a safe, affordable home is Lizabeth’s life’s work. She has more than 35 years of nonprofit and public sector experience in affordable housing development, planning, policy, and advocacy. Since joining 2Life Communities in 2014, Lizbeth has led our growth and innovation initiatives, including developing and modernizing more than 1,000 subsidized apartments; launching Opus, our new middle-market product; and integrating healthcare programs and financing with 2Life’s housing strategy.

Prior to joining 2Life, Lizbeth served as Associate Director of Public Housing and Rental Assistance for the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development. There, she led initiatives to preserve and reform the state’s public housing system, expand the state’s rental voucher program, and create the HomeBASE program that provided housing for more than 6,000 homeless families. Earlier in her career, Lizbeth led real estate efforts for the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation and worked as a community organizer leading local, state, and national efforts to preserve expiring-use subsidized housing.

Lizbeth serves as the chair of the Newton Housing Partnership and on the board of the Citizens Housing and Planning Association. She has a master’s degree in urban planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


“I am defiantly joyous in my efforts to ensure that everyone enjoys their right to housing they can afford. I take joy in planting things and helping them grow.”