August 10, 2020

Dear Friends,

In the Talmudic tract of Avot…”Sayings of our ancestors” there is one sparse line…”Either companionship or death.’

While we never take those words literally, the implication in that sentiment reveals how important personal connection, friendship and human interaction is to all people.

During this time of the Covid-19 pandemic, when people are socially distancing from each other in order to prevent the spread of this dead...

August 10, 2020

While the pandemic has altered the way in which business is conducted within Federation Housing communities, Marcia Jaffe of the Miriam & Robert M. Rieder Apartment, has not allowed the changes to dull her spirit! Rieder House Service Coordinator Meredith Cohen, describes Marcia as “a pleasure to talk to,” noting that Marcia has always been willing to help her learn since Meredith joined the Federation Housing family back in Januar...

August 10, 2020

The continued presence of COVID-19 in our everyday lives, has necessitated many changes both programmatically and operationally to the Federation Housing community.  Based on the CDC publication, Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019, February 2020, Federation Housing has developed and implemented an FHI COVID-19 Policy and Procedure guide.

Responsibility for carrying- out thes...

August 10, 2020

2020: The beginning of a year of great significance to Federation Housing. Fifty years ago in August 1970, Federation Housing Inc. was created to meet the growing need of affordable housing for seniors.  Under the pioneering leadership of Founding Executive Director Ephraim F. Goldstein, with the support of the Federation of Jewish Agencies (FJA), coupled with a generous contribution by the Tabas family, FHI opened its first apartm...

June 19, 2020

Effective July 6th, 2020, the waiting list for this site will be CLOSED to new applications.

For more information: 215-673-6446 Ext. 100  TTY 711

May 11, 2020

In the early days of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, there were numerous concerns that communal living spaces were not prepared for the dangers to come. But for Federation Housing, which took an early and proactive response to the crisis, it has proven just the opposite.

Federation Housing provides affordable living communities for more than 1,500 older adults (ages 62 and older) at 11 locations throughout Greater Philadelphia. T...

March 19, 2020

Dear Residents and Families,

We are in the midst of an unprecedented global pandemic with the COVID-19 Coronavirus.  This county has not experienced a pandemic in over 100 years.

Federation Housing’s board of directors, management and staff are relying on information and directives provided by the federal government’s CDC, state and city governments. 

What can you do to help your family member? 

  • Call and check on them. Seniors are...

March 2, 2020

On March 3rd, 2020 Federation Housing will reopen its housing application waiting list for Miriam & Robert M. Rieder House.

Applicants must be 62+ years old OR Non-elderly physically disabled.

Qualified residents pay 30% of adjusted income for rent.
Utilities included - Elevator building - Wheelchair accessible.

Applications may be requested at:

or by calling 215-673-6446 x 100 between 9AM...

February 10, 2020

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency’s board of directors today announced that Robin Wiessmann is the new executive director and CEO at the agency. She started in her position at PHFA today.

PHFA is a state-affiliated agency that works to expand affordable housing options for Pennsylvanians. It has a staff of 322 who manage a variety of statewide housing initiatives. Its main program areas address affordable rental h...

February 4, 2020

Effective February 10th, 2020, the waiting list for this site will be CLOSED and Federation Housing will not accept housing applications for this building.

For more information please call 215-673-6446 Ext. 100

TTY 711

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