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File #: 2019-1933    Version: 1
Type: Proclamation Status: Adopted
File created: 7/30/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/30/2019 Final action: 7/30/2019
Enactment date: 7/30/2019 Enactment #: 478
Effective date: 7/30/2019    
Title: NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend Retirement Housing Foundation for 55 years of providing housing services for seniors and people with disabilities; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Wednesday, July 31, 2019, to be "Retirement Housing Foundation Day" in the City of Pittsburgh.
Sponsors: Reverend Ricky V. Burgess, All Members
Indexes: PROCLAMATION - MR. BURGESS

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WHEREAS, Retirement Housing Foundation (RHF) was founded in 1961 by the United Church of Christ clergy and a layman with a vision providing quality housing and services for seniors; and,

 

WHEREAS, with $7,000 and a vision, RHF launched what has become one of the nation’s largest non-profit providers of housing and services for older adult, low-income families and person with disabilities; and,

 

WHEREAS, the residents of Bennett Place Apartments in the Homewood section of Pittsburgh are participants in RHF’ Project H.A.N.D.S. (Helping Angels National Donated Supported); and,

 

WHEREAS, RHF serves in 29 states plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands; and,   

 

WHEREAS, RHF believes that every person is created and loved by God and should be treated with respect and love by others; and,

 

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NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend Retirement Housing Foundation for 55 years of providing housing services for seniors and people with disabilities; and,

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Wednesday, July 31, 2019, to be “Retirement Housing Foundation Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.