Council Tower, a 17-story elevator building, is owned by Council of Elders Housing Corporation, a community based organization affiliated with Forward, Inc. The HUD-supported building, has been managed by Rogerson Communities since 1999. Residents of the building celebrated the completion of a $4.3 million renovation in the fall of 2005. Council Tower gives low-income residents the opportunity to live in safe and decent housing in the Roxbury area of the city.
Council Tower offers 144 subsidized units for elders: 116 one-bedrooms and 28 efficiencies. Each apartment floor has ten apartments, except the second floor, which has four apartments. Eight units are specially designed for use by individuals confined to wheelchairs. One unit is utilized by a live-in staff member.
The building also includes a computer learning center, fitness center, a kitchen for events and an on-site laundry.
A variety of events at Council Tower provide elderly and handicapped residents with the opportunity to have positive interaction with each other and with family, friends and guests. Management and residents help each other promote and enhance the quality of life.