Chester Housing Authority
By The numbers
Public Housing Units 801
Total Units 2367
5.26.21 Members Making News
Can moving to lower-poverty neighborhoods help kids long term? HUD awards Chester $3.5M to find out (Chester Housing Authority)
From WHYY Philadelphia: The Chester Housing Authority is receiving about $3.5 million in federal funding to help dozens of families with young children move into neighborhoods with lower poverty rates and greater job and education opportunities. It’s part of an effort by the U.S. Department of...
4.30.21 Members Making News, Awards/Grants
CLPHA congratulates our members who were awarded HUD's Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Mobility Demonstration grants! CLPHA members awardees include: Chester Housing Authority, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, Housing Authority of Pittsburgh, Minneapolis Public Housing Authority, New York...
4.22.21 Members Making News
An urban farm in Chester embarks on its second year of feeding public housing residents (Chester Housing Authority)
From WHYY Philadelphia: The Ruth L. Bennett Homes, with 261 family units, is the largest federally subsidized public housing development in Chester. The homes, which require tenants to make less than a certain amount to reside there, already serve a vulnerable population. When the pandemic...
2.5.20 Members Making News
From the Daily Local News: Senate Bill 30, introduced by state Senator Tom Killion, R-9 of Middletown, that would establish a state housing tax credit to incentivize private investment to create new and preserve existing affordable rental housing, passed the Senate unanimously. “Seniors,...
12.18.19 Members Making News
From the Livingston Ledger: Young men are spreading and shoveling piles of mulch on the raised beds on a pleasantly warm February afternoon. At the other end of the garden, a manager peers through the greenhouse at beds of collard greens. Juxtaposed against the cracked concrete...
12.5.19 Members Making News
From the Delaware County Daily Times: The Ruth L. Bennett Community Farm wound down its fall selling season by sending its new youth contingent to the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group’s “It Takes a Region” conference in Jersey City, N.J. Four city students who worked the farm...
11.22.19 Members Making News, CLPHA Member Update
HUD has announced $99 million in new Mainstream Voucher awards to 285 PHAs including 26 CLPHA members, who received $25.9 million and a combined 2,462 vouchers. CLPHA advocated for larger award amounts in the second competition and we are pleased to see there have been increased allocations of up...
9.12.19 Members Making News
From WHYY: Chester’s Ruth Bennett Community Farm is a vibrant oasis in a desert of dull brick and lifeless concrete. Tucked below Interstate 95 at the top of a cul-de-sac, the 2-acre farm teems with life: organic produce, wildflowers, and a host of winged insects that flutter between the two. “...
1.10.19 Members Making News
The Chester Housing Authority hosted a holiday party for 40 low-income children last month. The party, held in a community center decorated to look like the North Pole, featured lunch, a candy station, and the opportunity to meet Santa.
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