CHA and Fare and Square Agree to Farm-to-Store Partnership

The Chester Housing Authority and Fare & Square, the city’s only full-service grocery store, have partnered to make fruits and vegetables grown at CHA’s community farm available to Chester. “The plan from the outset was to expand but the partnership with Fare & Square will yield revenue that will allow us to sustain the farm and to continue to offer it as an important educational resource to the community shoppers,” said CHA Executive Director Steven A. Fischer. The first products will be available this spring.

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Chester Housing Authority Leader’s Contract Extended

The Chester Housing Authority Board of Commissioners has extended Executive Director Steven A. Fischer into 2021. Fischer’s contract had been scheduled to expire in March 2018.

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CHA to Teach Elementary School Students Computer Coding as part of Summer Food Program

The Chester Housing Authority’s (CHA) summer food program, now in its third year, is adding a valuable educational component this year – computer coding lessons, geared especially toward elementary school children.

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Former Chester Housing Authority Property Site of New School

An 11-acre parcel on Highland Avenue, once the site of a Chester Housing Authority development, will soon become home to a beautiful new K-12 public school, Chester Charter School for the Arts (CCSA). During a groundbreaking ceremony on a sun-splashed day, CHA executive Director Steven A. Fischer joined Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland and other city officials in welcoming the CCSA community to the neighborhood.

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Chester Housing Authority Dedicates Memorial Rose Garden

To celebrate the Memorial Day holiday, employees of the Chester Housing Authority (CHA) dedicated a Memorial Rose Garden to former employees who passed away while working at the agency. The Rose Garden is located in a raised bed behind CHA’s administrative offices at 1111 Avenue of the States. During the dedication ceremony, CHA Housing Choice Voucher Program Director, Mary Militello explained the significance of the specific roses selected for the rose garden.

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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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