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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Chester Charter School for the Arts Acquiring Chester Housing Authority Property for New Campus

The Chester Charter School for the Arts (CCSA) is coming home to Chester, thanks to an agreement to purchase an 11-acre site from the Chester Housing Authority (CHA).

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Chester Housing Authority Recognized for Anti-Smoking Effort

The Chester Housing Authority has been recognized by the PA Dept. of Health for the agency’s efforts to protect the health of children and families by preventing tobacco exposure in public settings. Melissa Maier, program coordinator for Community Health Education at Crozer Keystone Health System, presented a Certificate of Recognition signed by PA Health Secretary Karen Murphy to CHA Board of Commissioners Chair Sheila Church, who joined Executive Director Steven A. Fischer, Thurman Brendlinger of the Clean Air Council and a group of youngsters for the ceremony.

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CHA Summer Food Program Focuses Attention on Nutrition Education

After a very successful launch last year in which the Chester Housing Authority served 5,700 meals to local young people, the agency resumed its summer food program this week with an education component.

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Chester Housing Authority Creating Blueberry Fields Forever

Beginning in July and through mid-August everything will be coming up blueberries at the Chester Housing Authority. CHA staff and residents spent part of Earth Day April 22 planting the agency’s newly expanded – and now two acre – urban farm for the 2015 harvest. In all, 85 blueberry bushes of four different varieties were planted: Elliot, Pink Lemonade, North Country and Duke.

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