THE RHA FOUNDATION
Through the work of our Social Action Committee, our goal is to bring housing providers together in support of our community and bring awareness to the public of all the ways that the RHA and our members give back.
The RHA Foundation supports local organizations that address issues of housing insecurity - partnering with groups and causes for philanthropic events, fundraising initiatives, general outreach and awareness, education and advocacy, and more. The Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life for underprivileged members of the community and to strengthen southern Maine’s housing opportunities now and for generations to come.
The RHA Foundation is thrilled to introduce the 2023 RHA Awards! Created by the RHA Foundation, the RHA Awards recognize individuals and organizations that demonstrate exceptional contributions and outstanding service within our industry.
The categories include:
tuned for an announcement on Community Partner of the Year. Nominations
are set to open soon for Advocate of the Year and Housing Provider of
Volunteer OpportunitiesMore volunteer opportunities TBA!
View volunteering tips and additional information from Furniture Friends HERE.
As part of our December 2021 Campaign, RHA's Social Action Committee organized a charitable giving fundraiser for a variety of local organizations that are positively impacting our southern Maine communities. Explore the three organizations below for further information and to learn more about their missions. Additional charitable campaigns to come as we continue to build out the RHA Foundation!
About: Furniture Friends is a nonprofit organization that provides donated furniture to people in need throughout Greater Portland. With ongoing support from the community, they are able to fulfill their mission of “Creating Homes. Rebuilding Lives.”
About: Hope Acts is a nonprofit organization founded in 2012 that provides housing, English classes and other resources that support immigrants in transitioning to life in Greater Portland and in achieving their goals for a successful future.
Greater Portland Family Promise
About: Greater Portland Family Promise, an affiliate of the national Family Promise program, is dedicated to addressing the needs of families facing homelessness and helping low-income families achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response.