Brooke House Warbler Way West


The right place. The right time. The right team.

In December 2021, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Department of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) designated 2Life and Lena New Boston (LNB) as developers of the final 10 acres of the former Boston State Hospital site in Mattapan following a competitive Request for Proposals process. 2Life and LNB, a partnership of New Boston Fund and Lena Park Community Development Corporation, will transform the remaining 10 acres, the crowning jewel of the Boston State community, into Olmsted Village, with home ownership wealth creation opportunities for neighboring residents, affordable rental housing for families, older adults and foster youth and adoptive families, with supportive services, childcare, healthcare, and community connections. Together with our partner organizations, we’re dedicated to creating a better community and a better world that empowers all people to live healthier, happier, more engaged lives.


Development Team

New Boston Fund brings development expertise, investment capital, and a track record of consistently delivering high quality, successful projects to culturally diverse communities. New Boston Fund has delivered on all commitments made to the Department of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) and the Citizen’s Advisory Committee (CAC).
2Life Communities has developed and operated supportive senior housing communities for more than 55 years. The organization currently offers more than 1,350 affordable apartments in the Greater Boston area, with more in development. Dedicated to accessibility, affordability, and sustainability, 2Life’s signature aging in community model empowers older adults to lead lives of joy, connection, and purpose in a dynamic, supportive environment.
Lena Park Community Development Corporation (LPCDC) — the nation’s oldest African American community development corporation — provides integrated programs, services, and access to resources that help youth and families in the Lena Park catchment area build healthy lives, healthy families, and a healthy community. As a provider of essential community programs and services, LPCDC receives many of the economic benefits of this development.

Program Partners

Treehouse Foundation
The intergenerational Treehouse Community is an initiative of the Treehouse Foundation, which promotes public investment in the most vulnerable children. Founded in 2002, the Treehouse Foundation inspires, implements, and supports innovative child welfare practices to ensure children who experience foster care find forever families and supportive communities, empowering them to lead fulfilling, productive lives. 


Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center
First opened in 1969, Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center (HSNHC) strives to provide equitable, exemplary, high-quality, and timely care to Boston-area communities at every opportunity. HSNHC serves as the primary health resource to the communities it serves through the delivery of comprehensive, patient-centered medical care, regardless of a person’s ability to pay for service.


Shattuck Child Care Center
Shattuck Child Care Centers (SCCC) educate and care for children to enable their parents to accept employment they might not otherwise be able to undertake. Founded in 1969, SCCC places a high priority on racial and economic diversity coupled with affordability and quality.


Plummer Youth Promise

Plummer’s mission is to set a standard of excellence that improves outcomes for young people in — or at risk of entering — state care. We deeply engage with youth, families, and the systems that impact them to develop permanent family relationships, skills, and community connections. Plummer serves individuals from birth through age 22 who are living in a variety of settings including group care, foster care, and independent living.


Jewish Vocational Service–Boston
Founded in 1938, Jewish Vocational Service in Boston (JVS) is among the oldest and largest providers of adult education and workforce development in Greater Boston. JVS serves a diverse clientele representing more than 90 nations and speaking 50 languages, and helps people secure financial independence through education and employment services.