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Press Release - Riverside Village Celebrates RHF’s 55 years of Affordable Housing in Leominster, MA

Riverside Village will be celebrating the 55th Anniversary of Retirement Housing Foundation (RHF), its sponsoring organization on Thursday June 8th 2017 at 4:00 PM.

Riverside Village, located at 24 State Street, Leominster, is a 312-unit, affordable housing community for families and is part of the RHF organization.  Residents of this family development benefit from a variety of programs, including classes in cooking, computer skills, parenting, money management, English as a Second Language and résumé writing.  There are also several affiliate programs for children and teens through The Boys and Girls Club, The Spanish American Center, Mount Wachusett Community College and The United Way Youth Venture.

About Retirement Housing Foundation

RHF was started by two clergymen from the United Church of Christ and a layperson who, with $7,000, started with a dream that has grown to include Riverside Village and 184 other communities throughout the United States, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, serving more than 20,500 older adults, persons with disabilities, and low income families.

About the Schochet Companies

The Schochet Companies is a full service real estate development and management company founded by Jay R. Schochet more than forty years ago.  Since that time the company has developed, owned, and/or managed in excess of 7,000 apartments, the bulk of which are affordable, and over 600,000 square feet of retail and commercial space throughout New England and on the West Coast.  Today, Schochet Companies owns and/or manages over 5,000 apartments and 100,000 square feet of commercial space throughout New England.  Headquartered in Braintree, MA, the company employs over 170 people. For more information about Schochet please visit

Riverside Village is the result of a collaborative effort by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the City of Leominster, Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), Mass Development, RHF and The Schochet Companies.

Reporters and Editors:  For further information, contact Caroline Fortin, Riverside Village at 978-534-4522, or

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