We’re pleased to announce Jeff Sacks as the new chair of 2Life Communities Board of Directors. He succeeds Donna Kalikow, who has served in the role since 2018. Jeff, a partner with Nixon Peabody, is a leading attorney in the field of affordable housing development and is recognized for his skill in developing legal strategy for complex developments with multiple partners and special populations. He holds a B.A. from Brown University and a J.D. from Yale.

Through his work with public housing authorities, Jeff has helped to transform some of the most outdated public housing projects in the Commonwealth into new and vital communities that continue to serve their low-income residents. He served as a commissioner of the Newton Housing Authority for more than 20 years, and in 2013 served on Gov. Patrick’s Public Housing Reform Commission, which made recommendations to modernize and reform the Commonwealth’s public housing system.

“These are my goals and aspirations for the next few years of my board service at 2Life: Breaking ground on our first Opus community in Newton, bringing in the best technology to serve our constituents, creating best-in-class property management and resident services, enhancing our philanthropy team, and broadening diversity to every level of our organization.”

Jeff served as the first chair of the Newton Community Preservation Committee and is actively involved with CHAPA (Citizens Housing and Planning Association) and the Lawyers Clearinghouse on Affordable Housing and Homelessness. He has been a member of the 2Life Board of Directors since 2011 and is also on the Board of Editors of the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Jeff currently resides in Chestnut Hill with his wife, Cheryl, and they are members of Congregation Dorshei Tzedek in Newton.

We are pleased that Jeff has accepted this appointment and know he will represent 2Life well and will contribute much to the organization.

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