New Funding Source for Affordable Housing Capital Projects Will Assist United Church Homes, Other CHHSM Members

Friedenheim Community is of United Church Homes' affordable housing communities positively affected by the rules change.

United Church Homes is planning for capital improvements to several affordable housing communities. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in September gave organizations instructions for accessing new resources for renovations to project rental assistance contract (PRAC) properties. The guidance expands Rental Assistance Demonstration to preserve PRACs, referred to as RAD for PRAC. RAD […]

CHHSM Annual Gathering to Feature Workshops, Presentations and Activities to Hold ‘Justice and Grace — Together’

The four panelists on March 4, clockwise from top left: The Rev. M. LInda Jaramillo, the Rev. Yvonne Delk, the Rev. Bernice Powell Jackson, and the Rev. Loey Powell.

Together, members of the United Church of Christ’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries work hard to create a just, caring, and compassionate world. To that end, CHHSM’s 82nd Annual Gathering — which takes place March 3-5, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. — will focus on justice, and ways CHHSM ministries in health and human […]

Archway Housing and Services Welcomes Low-Income Families and Veterans Home in Time for Christmas

Executive Director Joyce Alms-Ransford (second from left) during The Flats' groundbreaking in September 2018.

UCC-related Archway Housing and Services Inc. in Lakewood, Colo., is helping low-income families and veterans come home for the holidays. Its newest project, The Flats at Two Creeks, opens Dec. 16. One quarter of the 78 units are set aside for disabled, previously-homeless, low-income veterans, with the rest filled by low-income individuals and families. With […]

Life is a Gift

Michael J. Readinger

As we progress through Advent and enter the Christmas season, let’s focus on all the gifts that life, living and love bring instead of thinking about the gifts we may give and receive. These gifts cannot be bought, put in a box, wrapped and given. These gifts are beautiful presents with far greater meaning and […]

Retirement Housing Foundation Signs Development Agreement for Older Adult Affordable Housing Community in Honolulu

Hakim Ouansafi of HPHA and the Rev. Laverne Joseph of Retirement Housing Foundation, sign the development agreement.

UCC-related Retirement Housing Foundation (RHF), based in Long Beach, Calif., recently signed a Master Development Agreement with the Hawai’i Public Housing Authority (HPHA) to begin pre-development of an 800-unit affordable housing community for older adults in Honolulu. The project will consist of three 20-story buildings that will include HPHA’s administrative offices, 800 affordable apartments with […]