Press Releases

If you would like more information on any of the stories, please contact Chris Ragon, Vice President of Communications, Retirement Housing Foundation (RHF)
Cell: 562-805-7285
E-mail: Chris.Ragon@rhf.org
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August 2017
Retirement Housing Foundation Matches Donations up to $50,000 for Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

On August 18th, a Category 4 hurricane struck southern Texas causing massive destruction and devastation in Houston and surrounding areas with flooding and tornado activity. 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 the communities and residents impacted by this storm. 100% of the donations received will go directly to efforts supporting essential on-the-ground relief efforts. Click here for the full press release.


May 2017
UCC Minister Honored For His Work in the Field of Affordable Housing

The Rev. Dr. Laverne Joseph, president, and CEO of Retirement Housing Foundation (RHF) was 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 to Humanity. Joseph is a United Church of Christ minister and a 1960 graduate of Ursinus. Click here to view the full press release.


April 2017
Last HUD 202 Community for Low-Income Seniors Opens in San Antonio

A celebration will be held in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, April 27th to commemorate the grand opening of Darson Marie Terrace, an RHF (Retirement Housing Foundation) housing community for low-income seniors and the last HUD 202 community to be built in San Antonio. This event will also serve as a celebration of the 55th anniversary of RHF. Click here for the full press release.


April 2017
Last HUD 202 Community for Low-Income Seniors Opens in Houston

A celebration will be held in Houston, Texas on Tuesday, April 25th to commemorate the grand opening of Sagetree Terrace, an RHF (Retirement Housing Foundation) housing community for low-income seniors and the last HUD 202 community to be built in Houston. This event will also serve as a celebration of the 55th anniversary of RHF. Click here for the full press release.


February 2017
Two Affordable Housing Communities Break Ground in Los Angeles

A groundbreaking ceremony will be held for Crenshaw Gardens, an RHF (Retirement Housing Foundation) tax credit housing community for low-income families and Crenshaw Villas, an RHF tax credit housing community for low-income older adults, in the West Adams-Baldwin Hills-Leimert area of Los Angeles on February 28th at 2 p.m. Click here for the full press release.


October 2016
Housing Community for Low-Income Families Opens in Oxnard, CA

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A celebration will be held in Oxnard, California on Thursday, October 13th to commemorate the grand opening of RHF Sonata at Riverpark, an RHF (Retirement Housing Foundation) housing community for low-income families. This event will also serve as a celebration of the 55th anniversary of RHF. Click here for the full press release.


March 2016
Final HUD 202 Community in Houston Breaks Ground

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RHF’s Sagetree Terrace, the last new construction project in Houston- funded by the HUD 202 program, broke ground on Wednesday, March 2nd with a ceremony and celebration held on the project site. Click here for the full press release.


September 2015
Affordable Senior Apartment Community Opens in Charlotte
One of the Last Construction Projects Funded by the HUD 202
Program Celebrates with a Dedication Ceremony

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On September 23 Barringer Gardens, an affordable apartment community for low and fixed-income seniors celebrated its opening with a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by local officials and civic leaders. Click here for the full press release.


August 2015
Henry Cisneros and Area Officials Attend Groundbreaking Ceremony for San Antonio’s Newest Affordable Senior Apartment Community

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Henry Cisneros, Executive Chairman of City View and former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and other state and local officials helped break ground on Darson Marie Terrace, San Antonio’s newest affordable senior apartment community, at a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, August 19th. Click here the full press release.