The Spirit: Fire suppression devices going into every CHA kitchen

It’s called the “StoveTop FireStop” automatic fire suppressor, a device that costs only about $20 but can save the Chester Housing Authority (CHA) thousands in fire damage. Chester Fire Commissioner Travis Thomas joined CHA officials last week for a demonstration of the device for the CHA Board of Commissioners, which approved buying the devices for all public housing homes in the city.

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Daily Gazette: Documenting Oral Histories of Ruth L. Bennett

If you came up to the Language Resource Center on the third floor of Kohlberg the past few weeks, you may have seen a group working in the corner on a video project about Ruth L. Bennett. This project is part of an initiative by the Scribe Video Center to document precious places around Philadelphia. They partnered with the Chester Housing Authority to create a video about Ruth L. Bennett, who was a prominent member of the Chester community in the early 1900’s and the first president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in Chester.

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Chester City Blog: CHA Commissioners Dedicate Day to Reviewing Rules

The Chester Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners underwent a day of training this month, devoting special time to reviewing the many daunting laws and rules that govern public housing. Retreating to the Pendle Hill conference center in Wallingford, the day was devoted to ensuring the board’s ability to provide proper oversight of the agency.

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Chester City Blog: CHA and Widener University students Mark MLK Day with Children’s Learning Activities

Activities linked to Dr. Martin Luther King highlighted the holiday Monday for children at the Chester Housing Authority’s Booker T. Washington Community Center. As their Day of Service, 20 students from Widener University planned and oversaw crafts and other activities for the kids and even served them lunch.

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Chester Spirit: Thumbs up for CHA a year after court ends oversight Feds say public housing works well in Chester

In its first review of the Chester Housing Authority (CHA) since the agency emerged from 20 years of federal court oversight at the beginning of 2014, the U. S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) says CHA is operating its public housing and Housing Choice Voucher programs extremely well. In addition, the assessment notes positive communication between CHA and the residents it serves.

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Delaware County Daily Times: Chester Housing Authority Seeks New Tenants

The city’s housing authority will be accepting applications for low-income home renters for the first time since 2011. According to a news release from the Chester Housing Authority, low-income families, senior citizens and the disabled will have until Nov. 30 to submit an application to lease a home through the CHA.

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