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Farnsworth House

90 South Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

75 apartments in Jamaica Plain for low-income elders and people with disabilities.

Farnsworth House was developed by Rogerson in 1982 for The Farnsworth Housing Corporation to provide rent-subsidized one- and two-bedroom apartments for income-eligible frail elders and others with disabilities. Rogerson has managed Farnsworth House since 1982.

Notable Elements:

  • Walking distance to necessary services
  • Computer learning center
  • Week-day lunch offered on-site for minimal donation
  • Active tenants association plans trips and events
  • Areas designed for use by community service and medical providers for both resident and nonresident elders
  • Live-in staff for emergency response
  • First area facility to encourage ownership of pets; developed model pet policy replicated nationally
  • Computer center located on-site with Internet access and instruction available
  • Community gardening opportunities available