affordable housing

Mission: Possible UCH Affordable Housing Leaders Fighting the Good Fight

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | May 27, 2017

Karen, now 68, applied for housing at three senior living communities and was placed on years-long waiting lists like many others due to a nationwide shortage of affordable housing for older adults. Pickfair Square, a United Church Homes community funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development in Pickerington, a Columbus suburb, was the…

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RHF’s Laverne Joseph Honored for ‘Outstanding Service to Humanity’

By Rev. J. Bennett Guess | April 13, 2017

The Rev. Dr. Laverne Joseph, president and CEO of United Church of Christ-related Retirement Housing Foundation, is being honored for his outstanding service to humanity by Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pa. Joseph, who leads one of the nation’s largest faith-based providers of affordable housing, is the recipient of the 2017 Ursinus College Alumni Award for Service…

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No Cuts to Affordable Housing: UCC’s CHHSM Execs Take Advocacy Fight to Congress

By Barb Powell | April 7, 2017

Aging brings change, but not all of it is rosy. A crisis for the ever-increasing, diverse population of senior citizens exists in the United States: a shortage of affordable housing. According to a 2014 report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, 10,000 people turn 65 each day. By 2035, low-income seniors may…

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