Communities Embracing Diversity

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) has long been a part of the mission, vision and values at United Church Homes. The core values, written in an acrostic which spells the word CHRIST, encourage employees to welcome everyone, honor the differences among them and reflect God’s love. For Avonne Bennett, Service…

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United Church Homes to welcome Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Transformation and Innovation Officer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Ashley Bills Corporate Communications Manager 740.525.5703 or abills@uchinc.org Marion, Ohio (November 15, 2021) – United Church Homes announced Michael Hughes will join United Church Homes in late November as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Transformation and Innovation Officer. In this newly created role, Michael…

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United Church Homes Restructures for Growth

MARION, Ohio (October 21, 2021) – United Church Homes (UCH) has announced a new leadership structure to support the organization’s strategic growth goals. The new structure realigns people and departments to create a robust and flexible organization, with fewer layers, that can quickly deploy talent and other resources to meet…

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United Church Homes Grows Through Acquisition and Expanding Senior Services

Growth is something United Church Homes (UCH) is no stranger to. Since 2020, they have added 983 units to their portfolio offering a total of 5,619 apartments to seniors in 79 communities across the country. Since November 2020, UCH has acquired three middle-income senior housing communities in Ohio: The Brunswick…

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United Church Homes Offers Internships and Opportunities to Young Professionals

An interest in generational diversity and an opportunity to witness the services provided to senior adults are some of the factors that piqued the interest of United Church Homes (UCH) intern, Dennis Kyles. A recent political science graduate of Tougaloo College, Dennis decided to pursue his interest in the effects…

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Spitznagel Focused on Strategic Growth

Terry Spitznagel always knew she wanted a career that would allow her to be of service to others. But she knew she had a keen business sense and sought a path that would enable her to leverage both hard and soft skills. "I've been blessed with a career path where…

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2020: UCH Team Spreads Hope, Resilient Spirit

March 13, 2020, is circled on United Church Homes senior leaders' calendars - just two days after COVID-19 was declared a national emergency in the U.S. That day began a baptism by fire for every UCH team member. UCH faced two challenges against the backdrop of one of the most…

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South Haven Woods Residents Benefit from Emergency Grant from Cleveland Foundation

BEDFORD, Ohio — A Bedford, Ohio, affordable housing community was one of 13 organizations that received funding from the Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund, the Cleveland Foundation announced in July. South Haven Woods, which offers housing for those age 62 and older and people with disabilities, received a $10,000…

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Towne View Baptist Receives Housing Diakonie

Towne View Baptist Church in Kennesaw, Georgia, has been a friend of United Church Homes' Laurel’s Edge senior housing community since before the affordable housing community’s inception in 2004. Founded in 1989, the church has had six different places of worship in the past 26 years under the leadership of…

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Justice Housing for an Aging Population

United Church Homes’ affordable housing ministry provides more than safe, accessible homes for low-income older adults. Aging in community, these residents experience abundant living with the help of integrated, on-site services and recreational opportunities. Over the past three decades, this ministry has grown with the support of community partners. UCH…

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HardinCrest Celebrates 30 Years of Housing Older Adults

KENTON, Ohio [Dec. 19, 2019] – HardinCrest Apartments, a United Church Homes affordable housing community in Kenton, Ohio, celebrated its 30th anniversary Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. The open house included a proclamation from the Office of the Ohio Governor. HardinCrest offers apartment living for income-qualifying residents age 62 and older,…

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United Church Homes Ascends in Nonprofit, Multisite Senior Living Provider Rankings

United Church Homes is the eighth largest provider of managed senior living and affordable housing in the U.S. and the 57th largest multisite, nonprofit senior living organization, according to the LeadingAge Ziegler 200 ranking, released in November. The full report listed additional rankings, including the largest nonprofit multisite independent and…

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UCH Mission Comes to Life for Central Office Staff

Staff members from United Church Homes’ central office in Marion, Ohio, were reenergized and inspired this spring through fall, when they experienced the organization’s mission firsthand with trips to seven affordable housing and senior living communities in Ohio. The idea for the mission projects originated with the central office supervisor’s…

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Community Briefs: News and Notes from Our Neighbors

Three UCH Communities Earn Readers’ Choice Awards Three United Church Homes communities in Ohio have earned Readers’ Choice Awards from two newspapers. Harmar Place was voted Best Extended Care and Rehab Community in Marietta, and the Pines at Glenwood Community was voted Best Assisted Living in the Marietta Times’ Readers’…

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UCH Celebrates New Funding Source for Affordable Housing Capital Projects

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…

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