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President and CEO of Leading Affordable Housing Provider to Retire
Dr. Laverne R. Joseph has announced that he will be retiring as President and CEO of Retirement Housing Foundation (RHF), a non-profit provider of housing and services, as of March 1, 2021. He has served in this position since July of 1987.
During Dr. Joseph’s 33 years with RHF, the organization has more than tripled in size. Dr. Joseph has gained national stature, respect, and recognition in the fields of senior and affordable housing. He is a founding member of the National Affordable Housing Trust (NAHT), serves on LeadingAge California’s Public Policy Committee and Affordable Housing Cabinet frequently addresses professional service organizations and churches regarding housing and social service programs and issues and has testified 12 times before Senate and Housing committees on issues concerning national housing and services legislation. Read the full press release.
Dr. Laverne Joseph Named Pioneer in Affordable Housing
Long Beach, CA – The Affordable Housing Management Association of Northern California and Hawaii (AHMA-NCH) has named Dr. Laverne Joseph its Pioneer in Affordable Housing awardee. This award recognizes individuals who have been a true leader and a pioneer in the affordable housing industry in Northern California and Hawaii. Full press release.
Affordable Housing Community Celebrates $10 Million Renovation with Re-Dedication Event
Culver City, CA – A celebration will be held on Thursday, March 21st at Culver City Rotary Plaza, a 100-unit, RHF (Retirement Housing Foundation) and Culver City Rotary Club housing community for low-income seniors, to celebrate the re-dedication of the community after a large-scale renovation. Full press release.
Continuing a Mission of Providing Affordable Housing for Seniors of Perryville
A celebration will be held in Perryville, Missouri on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. to celebrate Retirement Housing Foundation’s (RHF) acquisition of Wm J. Barnwell Apartments, a subsidized housing community for older adults. Full press release.
Retirement Housing Foundation Sends Donation to UCC’s Disaster Ministries for Hurricane Relief
October 2017 – Retirement Housing Foundation (RHF) has sent a check for $106,652.93 to United Church of Christ’s (UCC) Disaster Ministries in response to this year’s devastating hurricane activity. Full press release.
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. Full press release.
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. Full press release.
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. Full press release.
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. Full press release.
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. Full press release.
Housing Community for Low-Income Families Opens in Oxnard, CA
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. Full press release.
Final HUD 202 Community in Houston Breaks Ground
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. Full press release.
Affordable Senior Apartment Community Opens in Charlotte
One of the Last Construction Projects Funded by the HUD 202
Program Celebrates with a Dedication Ceremony
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. Full press release.
Henry Cisneros and Area Officials Attend Groundbreaking Ceremony for San Antonio’s Newest Affordable Senior Apartment Community
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. Full press release.