Retirement Housing Foundation

Be A Voice Toolkit Installment Focuses on Affordable Housing and Homelessness Advocacy

By Barb Powell | March 13, 2020

The dire need for affordable housing for families and older adults exists in every city and town in the United States. Many CHHSM organizations provide affordable housing in their communities, but what they are able to offer pales in comparison to the need. The experiences of UCC-related Retirement Housing Foundation (RHF), headquartered in Long Beach,…

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Inspired CHHSM Annual Gathering Focuses on Justice and Grace — Together

By Barb Powell | March 12, 2020

From a pre-conference visit to the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel — where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated — to the Rev. Traci Blackmon’s stirring words during the closing worship, the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries’ 82nd Annual Gathering left attendees moved, inspired, and recommitted…

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CHHSM Sponsors to Celebrate ‘Justice and Grace — Together’ at Annual Gathering

By Barb Powell | February 12, 2020

The mission of the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries — to create a just, caring, and compassionate world — is lived out every day in health and human service ministries across the country. But at this year’s Annual Gathering, to be held in Memphis from March 2 through 5, many partner organizations…

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Retirement Housing Foundation President and CEO Joseph to Retire

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | January 29, 2020

The National Board of Directors of UCC-related Retirement Housing Foundation (RHF) has announced that the Rev. Laverne R. Joseph will be retiring as president and CEO of RHF on March 1, 2021. “While we know that it will be difficult to replace his strong leadership,” Board Chair Ray East stated, “it is the responsibility of…

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

By CHHSM Staff | December 9, 2019

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…

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Partnership Between Retirement Housing Foundation Communities and Local Cleveland Nonprofit Brings Home the Gold

By Barb Powell | November 11, 2019

Each year, residents of Deaconess-Zane Center and Deaconess-Krafft Center — two UCC-related Retirement Housing Foundation affordable housing communities — prepare for a special event: the Senior Olympics, held in May in the Old Brooklyn neighborhood of Cleveland. The Senior Olympics tradition began 34 years ago, and is a project of Senior Citizen Resources, Inc. (SCR),…

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Presenting Sponsorship of Synod Offers Unique Avenue for Furthering CHHSM Members’ Mission and Ministry

By Barb Powell | July 6, 2019

Part family reunion, part education and information session, part network building … and a lot of fun and hard work. These sentiments express the overall reaction of CHHSM members participating in CHHSM’s first-ever presenting sponsorship of the UCC’s General Synod, held June 21-25 in Milwaukee, Wis. As presenting sponsor, CHHSM’s Synod presence helped introduce the…

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CHHSM, UCC-related Retirement Housing Foundation Mourn Death of Former RHF Stalwart Linda Listoe

By Barb Powell | June 20, 2019

Linda Listoe, the third person employed by UCC-related Retirement Housing Foundation, died June 12, 2019, at the age of 78. Listoe, who began work at RHF June 1, 1969, spent 37 years assisting RHF in various capacities. She retired July 14, 2006. ”As the third RHF team member in our 58-year history, Linda was critical…

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CHHSM Partners Step Up to Provide Meaningful Annual Gathering for Member Ministries

By Barb Powell | February 12, 2019

In addition to the regular plenary and workshop sessions, attendees at CHHSM’s 81st Annual Gathering next month will be treated to a host of meals and receptions — which they will be able to track and organize with a user-friendly CHHSM Annual Gathering app — all thanks to the sponsorship of CHHSM partner organizations. The…

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UCC-Related Angelus Plaza Activity Center Inspires Residents, Staff, and Visitors with Hope, Love, and More

By Barb Powell | February 11, 2019

At Angelus Plaza Senior Activity Center in Los Angeles — part of UCC-related Retirement Housing Foundation — staff, residents and visitors are used to words being put into action. The latest example of that is the center’s 2019 “Core Value of the Month” program, which kicked off in January with a focus on hope. “In…

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