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 […]

Foundation Awards $4,000 to Parkvue Community for University Circle Interactive Learning Program

Thanks to the grant, Parkvue residents are able to pursue lifelong learning from world-class museums and universities.

Parkvue Community, a United Church Homes older adult community in Sandusky, Ohio, has received a $4,000 grant from the Michelle Wightman-Karrie Wieber Charitable Foundation to support an interactive learning program that connects residents with educational opportunities. The grant will support University Circle Interactive, an older adult program that provides accessible and innovative learning programming. University […]

United Church Homes Rebrands Dayton-Area Older Adult Communities as Services Evolve

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United Church Homes (UCH) today unveiled Trinity Communities of Greater Dayton, announcing its four senior living communities in the Miami Valley will operate under the Trinity name as it works to evolve services for tomorrow’s older adults. The Marion, Ohio-based senior living provider operates two communities in Beavercreek, one in Miami Township and one in […]

CHHSM-Local Church Collaboration Helps Community Gain Understanding of Issues Faced by LGBTQ+ Older Adults

The Rev. Beth Long-Higgins introduces the film.

When CHHSM members team up with local UCC churches, extraordinary things can happen. A recent presentation of the critically-acclaimed film Gen Silent in Westlake, Ohio, highlights just how much a local community can benefit. The free showing Aug. 25 of the documentary about LGBTQ+ older adults deciding whether to go back into the closet to […]

Unique United Church Homes ‘Wishing Well’ Grant Program Provides Training, Needed Funding to its Affordable Housing Communities

Salem Manor in Fort Wayne, Ind., used its grant to provide one-of-a-kind outings like this one, where residents are enroute to Sechler's Pickles in St. Joe's, Ind.

An unusual program within CHHSM-member United Church Homes (UCH) is giving housing managers needed grant-writing experience while at the same time providing additional funding to their communities. At its Housing Donor Appreciation Dinner in July, United Church Homes awarded 10 “Wishing Well” grants to this year’s recipients. The United Church Homes Wishing Well grant program […]