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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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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