Philadelphia Inquirer: Chester housing authority cited as most improved

The Chester Housing Authority, the once-beleaguered public housing agency that operated under receivership for two decades, has been cited as the most improved public housing authority in the nation, according to a survey by HAI Group, an insurer of nearly 1,400 housing authorities across the country. Beating nearly 150 housing agencies in its category, the Chester agency received the award for achieving the greatest decline in the number of insurance claims filed and a reduction in the cost of claims paid by the insurer.

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Insurer Deems Chester Housing Authority Most Improved in the Nation

The Chester Housing Authority (CHA) has been cited as the most improved public housing authority in the nation, as determined by HAI Group, an organization that insures about 1,000 of the housing authorities across the country. HAI says for the most recent three-year period measured, CHA showed the greatest decline in frequency and value of claims compared to other agencies of its size, 500–2,499 homes. The CHA finished ahead of Hagerstown, Maryland and Medford, Massachusetts in that mid-sized grouping.

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ChesterPA Blog: More Families Benefiting from Chester Housing Authority’s Summer Food Program

Following a successful roll-out last year, the Chester Housing Authority has completed its second annual Summer Food Service Program, serving more than twice as many meals as last year. In addition, the added attraction of refurbished computer labs at the three community centers where the meals are served helped children to keep their minds sharp during the summer season.

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More Families Benefiting from Chester Housing Authority’s Summer Food Program

Following a successful roll-out last year, the Chester Housing Authority has completed its second annual Summer Food Service Program, serving more than twice as many meals as last year. In addition, the added attraction of refurbished computer labs at the three community centers where the meals are served helped children to keep their minds sharp during the summer season.

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Philadelphia Inquirer: Seeds of change – A farm grows in Chester

Pedaling wildly along her block in Chester, Jade Mills approached the chain-link fence, dropped her bike, and sprinted toward a picnic table lined with bins of fruit. “What’s this?” the 5-year-old said, plopping a plump cherry into her mouth as she wiggled onto a bench alongside her friends. “I’ve never had one of these before.” “It’s a raspberry,” replied one friend. “No, it’s a crop,” said another. “What’s a crop?” Mills asked.

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