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Symphony East and West, Stearns and Mason Place Celebrate RHF’s 55 years of Affordable Housing in Boston, MA

Symphony East and West, Stearns and Mason Place will be jointly celebrating the 55th Anniversary of Retirement Housing Foundation (RHF), its sponsoring organization on Wednesday June 7th 2017 at 11:00 AM.

Symphony Plaza East and West (404 elderly apartments at 333 and 334 Massachusetts Avenue), The Stearns Building (140 elderly apartments at 10 Temple Place), and 80 Mason Street (127 elderly apartments on Avery Street) are affordable housing communities and part of the RHF organization.  Each of these communities enjoys the benefits of their Back Bay and Downtown locactions such as strong neighborhood agency connections, diversity, and consistent occupancy.

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 Symphony East and West, Stearns and Mason Place 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

Symphony East and West, Stearns and Mason Place are the result of a collaborative effort by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), MassHousing, the City of Boston, Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), RHF and The Schochet Companies.

Reporters and Editors:  For further information, contact John Desjardins, Stearns at 617-674-5904, or

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