Philadelphia Inquirer: Chester housing applications are due by Nov. 30

For the first time in four years, the Chester Housing Authority is accepting housing applications for the nearly 800 public rental properties it manages.

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Chester Spirit: CHA accepting new applications for first time in 4 years

For the first time since 2011, the Chester Housing Authority (CHA) is accepting new applications for the agency’s affordable homes for rent. Low-income families, seniors and disabled citizens have until Nov. 30th to fill out the online application to lease an available home through CHA.

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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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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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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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Chester Spirit: CCSA acquires long-vacant public housing land in Chester

The Chester Charter School for the Arts (CCSA) is coming home to Chester, thanks to a $2.3 million agreement to purchase an 11-acre site from the Chester Housing Authority (CHA). The site is located on Highland Ave. from just above 12th St. to Township Line Rd.

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