Chester Housing Authority’s Community Farm Recognized as Mayoral Point of Light

The Chester Housing Authority’s community farm has been recognized with Mayor Kirkland’s first Point of Light, an effort to highlight positive activities happening in the city. At Wednesday’s City Council session, Terrence Topping-Brown, who directs the 2-acre farm and its programming at Ruth L. Bennett Homes, delivered a presentation about all of the benefits the farm generates; environmental, personal, educational and physical.

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Chester Housing Authority 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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Feds Give Chester Housing Authority High Marks in Agency’s First Year of Independence from Court Oversight

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 the positive communication between CHA and the residents it serves.

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Chester Housing Authority Accepting Housing Applications for First Time in Four 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 November 30 to fill out the online application to lease an available home through CHA.

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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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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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