Retirement Housing Foundation

United Church of Christ’s Retirement Housing Foundation Sends More than $100,000 to Disaster Ministries for Hurricane Relief

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | November 4, 2017

Retirement Housing Foundation (RHF) has sent a check for $106,652.93 to United Church of Christ’s Disaster Ministries in response to this year’s devastating hurricane activity. As previously announced, RHF’s Board of Directors agreed to partner with the United Church of Christ’s Emergency USA Fund for Hurricane Harvey Relief, a special fund designated to specifically help…

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Senior Citizens from UCC Communities in Indianapolis Instill a Love of Reading into Area Children

By Barb Powell | October 31, 2017

Three United Church of Christ senior communities in Indianapolis — two urban and one suburban — are turning the tables on outreach: instead of just being served by community staff, residents of these Retirement Housing Foundation ministries serve others, too, thanks to a unique community reading program.

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Retirement Housing Foundation Partners with UCC Hurricane Harvey Relief to Match Donations Up to $50,000

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | September 2, 2017

The Rev. Laverne Joseph, president and CEO of the United Church of Christ’s Retirement Housing Foundation, today announced a special partnership with the UCC’s Emergency USA Fund for Hurricane Harvey Relief, which is designated specifically to help the communities and residents impacted by the storm. “For those who choose to respond with a tax-deductible gift…

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UCC’s Angelus Plaza to host photo exhibit on L.A.’s older immigrant communities

By Barb Powell | July 31, 2017

An unused office space on the third floor of United Church of Christ-related Angelus Plaza Senior Activities Center in downtown Los Angeles is sparking a renaissance at the center for the creative arts. The center’s staff wanted to start an ongoing multimedia project, not only for residents in the low-income senior housing of Angelus Plaza,…

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Capitol Hill rally to Include UCC Groups Committed to Safeguarding Affordable Housing

By Barb Powell | June 12, 2017

Leaders of United Church of Christ-related health and human service ministries will be stepping out for affordable senior housing June 27 at a “Save HUD 202” rally on Capitol Hill. They will be joining LeadingAge, an association representing nonprofit aging services providers, and others to regain and expand the HUD Section 202 Housing for the…

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Unified presence at Synod to bolster CHHSM-member ministries’ visibility

By Barb Powell | June 10, 2017

The United Church of Christ’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries will elevate its visibility in the exhibit hall of the denomination’s General Synod this summer in Baltimore, Md., through two unique approaches: a 12-table exhibit area for member ministries and subsequent unified approach to reaching out to attendees. The CHHSM Exhibit Hall space…

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Retirement Housing Foundation Breaks Ground in Los Angeles on Two Affordable Housing Projects

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | April 5, 2017

Retirement Housing Foundation held a groundbreaking ceremony on February 28 for Crenshaw Gardens, an RHF tax credit, affordable housing community for families, and Crenshaw Villas, an RHF tax credit, affordable housing community for older adults, in the West Adams-Baldwin Hills-Leimert area of Los Angeles. Los Angeles Deputy Mayor Brenda Shockley and a representative from the…

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Retirement Housing Foundation Aquires UCC-Related Senior Housing Community Near Chicago’s Southside

By CHHSM Staff | December 12, 2016

UCC-related Retirement Housing Foundation has assumed ownership of an affordable housing property built by Immanuel United Church of Christ in Evergreen Park, Ill., near the south side of Chicago. Immanuel Residences for the Elderly, which sits across the street from Immanuel UCC, was one of the first buildings to be constructed through the HUD 202 program, which provides capital advances…

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UCC-Related RHF Expands its Affordable Housing Ministry in Southern Los Angeles

By CHHSM Staff | September 15, 2016

United Church of Christ-related Retirement Housing Foundation has completed Paloma Terrace, a new affordable housing property in South Los Angeles. The four-story structure comprises 59 units of housing for low-income families, and is located on less than an acre at the corner of 50th and Main Streets. Founded in 1961, RHF was launched by two…

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Better Together: CHHSM Ministries Partner to Strengthen Services, Sustain Quality

By CHHSM Staff | July 14, 2016

When Cleveland’s Deaconess Foundation was looking for a strong partner to take over management of its affordable senior housing communities, the foundation’s leadership wanted to make sure the communities would be well cared for and would remain part of the United Church of Christ. Deaconess, formed from the 1994 sale of Deaconess Hospital, has a…

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