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‘In Their Own Words’ — a Labor of Love for UCC’s Retirement Housing Foundation that Keeps Giving

By Barb Powell | June 6, 2018

“I now have a home, not just an apartment.” That phrase sums up Frankie Corrella’s experience at Anciano Tower, a UCC Retirement Housing Foundation community in Montrose, Colo. Corrella’s reflections comprise one of many offered by residents, volunteers and staff from RHF communities across the country in the publication In Their Own Words. Though published…

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‘Hotel of the Stars’ Finds New Purpose as United Church of Christ Affordable Housing Community

By Barb Powell | May 10, 2018

It’s not every day that residents of an older adult community can say they live in a building once frequented by the rich and famous. But then, LaFontaine Center in Huntington, Ind., isn’t your everyday place. Built in 1925, the former LaFontaine Hotel was a hot destination spot for movie stars and jet set clientele,…

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Despite Obstacles, UCC’s Retirement Housing Foundation Makes Green Affordable Housing a Priority

By Barb Powell | May 1, 2018

The United Church of Christ’s Retirement Housing Foundation, based in Long Beach, Calif., takes seriously its dual commitments to affordable housing and being good stewards of creation. Its Sonata at Riverpark is just one example of RHF’s ministry at work. Opened in 2016, Sonata at Riverpark is a 52-unit, tax credit community for low-income families…

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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
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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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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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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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