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Retirement Housing Foundation

Rating: 3 stars   4 reviews 950

Address:

911 N Studebaker Road Long Beach CA 90815 USA

Mission:

To develop & manage low income and assisted living housing projects and skilled nursing facilities

Programs:

Retirement housing foundation provides development and management expertise, either directly or through affiliated non-profit corporations, in the field of affordable housing and services for low and very low income families and the elderly. The corporation also provides assisted living and skilled nursing facilities in addition to many of the low & very low income housing facilities. The corporation serves over 19,000 residents/patients in 28 states including the virgin islands, puerto rico & the district of columbia. The corporation employs approximately 2,800 people nationwide.

cloisters rhf housing, llc operates an apartment retirement community consisting of 239 independent living units and 36 assisted living units in deland, florida

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(562) 257-5100
www.rhf.org

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I am familiar with the non-profit work at RHF. They provide affordable senior housing and more recently some affordable family housing. They also have some continuing care retirement facilities (independent, assisted living and skilled nursing-SNF) that charge reasonable market rents (no subsidies except in the SNF area by Medicare and Medicaid). The local staff are caring and 'have a heart' for the residents.

RHF has been an advocate and has a large number of service coordinators to assist affordable residents to obtain medical and other services at reasonable or no cost. Affordable housing plus healthcare services is the lowest cost way to care for seniors long term vs. any other setting (especially compared to the SNF setting which is extremely costly to taxpayers).

They are ethical in the way they follow HUD and Fair Housing rules. It is a difficult business because there is such an acute shortage of affordable housing in most locations (note: Their website, www,rhr.org shows where there are immediate housing openings in more rural locations). Many people expect to not pay rent, but HUD and loan requirements require even affordable residents to pay their share... what they can afford.

Overall, RHF is a faith-based organization with many good people working to help residents long term. It is not without its wrinkles, but most people love their RHF home.

It appears that one disgruntled person on these reviews "Kyra2" and "Volunteer_Me" are the same person and are disgrunted for some reason. Her background says she is a single-mother who was homeless. I suspect that she could not find housing at RHF because they only provide affordable housing for those over 62 in the Sacramento, CA area. So there is likely some misplaced hostility on her part. I pray that since 2011 she has found safe and affordable housing for her and her family unit. God bless.

 
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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 1 stars  

This company is a joke. They expect their low income, elderly, and disabled tenants to donate money to their causes and to throw them huge anniversary celebrations. They take advantage of every opportunity to earn the all mighty dollar. They are hypocrites of the worst kind - taking advantage of both God and the government.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Abide by mission statement and be transparent.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

None

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Okay

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

This company specializes in managing properties that are subsidized by HUD. They play hard and fast with the rules, and think nothing of violating their own mission statement in the process. They actively discourage tenant associations, and deny any misdoings until confronted with actual HUD rules, documents, or a HUD ombusdman acting on a tenant's behalf. They are cheap to a fault (expecting tenants on low incomes to fund their recent 50th Anniversary celebration for example). I do not recommend any property managed by this company because they excel in self serving PR and in squashing the truth. This comment by a current employee on another site: "Time for change. Aging leadership has not stayed current with the industry and in fact is extremely far behind. Ideas from the staff (the ones who do the work) fall on deaf ears. I recommend reading the Mission, Vision, and Motto again and treat your staff as you want your staff to treat the residents, with respect. There is such a fear factor with a majority of the staff nationwide when it comes to dealing with the Long Beach office. Many very good talented, educated and experienced staff have left the organization for the very reason the CEO states every single year........employees do not leave companies, they leave supervisors and this includes the CEO."

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A little

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

No

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Badly

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

RHF celebrates 50 years of serving. In addition to providing quality housing options and services for families with Children, RHF has the following very successful programs that help children and families.

Children’s Education Fund – provides grants for RHF children and young adults to financially help with clothing, books, supplies, tuition and tutoring services. It is the intention of the fund to help break the cycle of poverty through education.

Annual Holiday Toy Drive Fund – provides holiday toys for RHF children-in-need. We distribute more than 700 toys to RHF kids each holiday season!

Project H.A.N.D.S. – RHF's Project H.A.N.D.S. - "Helping Angels National Donated Support" is a program where residents knit, crochet and sew items (quilts, blankets, sweaters, hats, gloves, etc.) and donate them to organizations and shelters, who deal with homeless, abused, or ill children and their families. Each RHF community selects an organization/shelter in their local area to partner with on this project. Monies raised for this program go directly to purchasing the supplies residents need.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have personally experienced the benefits of the programs such as Project H.A.N.D.S., the Education Fund and Toy Drive that the seniors participate in creating garments and toys to children in shelters, children in hospitals and children residing in RHF communities. It is a true intergenerational wonder.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would not change a thing

 
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