BOSTON — 2Life Communities, a Boston-based developer, owner and operator, has named Jeff Sacks as the company’s chairman of the board. He replaces Donna Kalikow, who will continue to serve on the board.
Sacks, a partner with Nixon Peabody, is a community development attorney who represents for-profit and nonprofit developers of affordable and seniors housing. Through his work with public housing authorities, he has helped to transform outdated public housing projects in the state into vital communities that continue to serve their low-income residents.
Sacks served as a commissioner of the Newton Housing Authority for more than 20 years, and in 2013 served on Governor Patrick’s Public Housing Reform Commission, which made recommendations to modernize and reform the state’s public housing system. Much of his work involves advising housing developers in the utilization of federal, state and local housing finance programs including low-income housing, historic and new markets tax credits.
Sacks served as the first chair of the Newton Community Preservation Committee. He is also actively involved with CHAPA (Citizens Housing and Planning Association) and the Lawyers Clearinghouse on Affordable Housing and Homelessness. He is on the Board of Editors of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.
Sacks holds a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and a J.D. from Yale University. He has been a member of the 2Life Board of Directors since 2011.