Chester Housing Authority (CHA)

1111 Avenue of the States, Chester, PA, 19013

Delaware County

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About Chester Housing Authority (CHA)

The Chester Housing Authority (CHA) was chartered in 1937. Today it owns and operates or co-manages six housing developments, serving approximately 1,000 families and senior citizens. The CHA also assists another 1,600 families through its administration of its Housing Choice Voucher Program; approximately 500 owners have invested in that program.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide quality, safe, and affordable housing for low and moderate-income households in a discrimination-free environment. In doing so, we strive to integrate CHA residents and developments into the neighboring communities and to serve as a catalyst for revitalization and development for participant families in the city of Chester, Pennsylvania.

Program Summary for Chester Housing Authority (CHA)

Chester Housing Authority (CHA) is a public housing agency that helps provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Chester Housing Authority (CHA) manages several funded programs and has a total of 801 subsidized affordable housing units for rental assistance. Chester Housing Authority (CHA) administered a total of 1,566 Section 8 Vouchers. Chester Housing Authority (CHA) currently has low rent units and Section 8 Voucher as its program type. Chester Housing Authority (CHA) is located at 1111 Avenue of the States, Chester, PA, 19013 and serves the city of Chester. Income limits, fair market rents and rent rates vary with each agency. Please contact Chester Housing Authority (CHA) at, (610)876-5561 for more information about coverage area and program availability.

Current Status Active
Size of Chester Housing Authority (CHA) compared nationally Large
Last Updated 04/12/2014
Total Numbers of Communities 12
Total numbers of Administered Section 8 Voucher 1,566
Total numbers of Administered Public Housing Units 801
Waiting list for the Chester Housing Authority (CHA) is currently Open

2018 Income Limits for Delaware County, PA

HUD sets Income Limits for each area based on the median family income in that area. Each Public Housing Agency (PHA) will use the Income Limit set for the jurisdiction that the PHA covers. Therefore, a family may be eligible for one PHA but not another. The number of people in a household determines the Income Limit that is set for determining the family's eligibility for the program that they are applying for. Below are the Income Limits for Delaware County, PA:

Median Income
Income Limit Category
Persons in Family
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 50%
  • Very Low Income Limit
  • $28,150
  • $32,150
  • $36,150
  • $40,150
  • $43,400
  • $46,600
  • $49,800
  • $53,000
  • 30%
  • Extremely Low Income Limit
  • $16,900
  • $19,300
  • $21,700
  • $24,300
  • $28,440
  • $32,580
  • $36,730
  • $40,890
  • 80%
  • Low Income Limit
  • $45,000
  • $51,400
  • $57,850
  • $64,250
  • $69,400
  • $74,550
  • $79,700
  • $84,850

2017 Fair Market Rents for Delaware County, PA

Fair Market Rents are HUD's determination of the average rents in a particular area for each bedroom size. The FMRs are set each year based on the rental rates of unsubsidized units so that participants in HUD programs have equal access for affordable housing. Here are the Fair Market Rents for Delaware County, PA:

Efficiency One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four-Bedroom
$845 $1003 $1211 $1515 $1686

Agency Name City State Section 8 Voucher Housing Units Status Distance
Delaware County Housing Authority Delaware County Housing Authority Woodlyn PA N/A 247 Open 1.5 Miles Contact
Penns Grove Housing Authority Penns Grove Housing Authority Penns Grove NJ N/A N/A Open 11.34 Miles Contact
Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) Philadelphia PA 19,706 14,934 Closed 11.82 Miles Contact
1260 Hsg Dev Corp 1260 Hsg Dev Corp Philadelphia PA 50 N/A Open 12.08 Miles Contact
Housing Authority of Gloucester County Housing Authority of Gloucester County Deptford NJ N/A N/A Open 12.49 Miles Contact
Gloucester City Housing Authority (GCHA) Gloucester City Housing Authority (GCHA) Gloucester City NJ N/A N/A Open 12.68 Miles Contact

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Chester Housing Authority (CHA) Program Type:
  • Section 8 Voucher
  • Low Rent Units
Total Subsidized Units for Rental Assistance Availability

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Delaware County Quick Facts

Population: 562,960
Persons Per Household: 2.62
Housing Units in Multi-units Structure: 24.7%
Homeownership Rate: 70.6%
Housing Units: 221,669
Yearly Income Per Person: $33,179
Median Household Income: $64,041