Chester Housing Authority

This housing agency serves Chester, Pennsylvania.

Waiting List
Closed: Chester, Pennsylvania Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List Learn More
Closed: Chester Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting List Learn More

Closed: Chester, Pennsylvania Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Chester Housing Authority (CHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is closed.

The CHA  last accepted applications for this waiting list from January 17, 2023, until January 31, 2023. There is no notice when this waiting list will reopen. 

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

The maximum income limits for each household size were as followed:

  • 1 Person $36,900 | 5 Persons $56,950
  • 2 Persons $42,200 | 6 Persons $61,150
  • 3 Persons $47,450 | 7 Persons $65,350
  • 4 Persons $52,700 | 8 Persons $69,600

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Received Homebuyer/ Homeownership Education Certificate
  • Veteran of US Armed Forces
  • Employment/Elderly/Disabled
  • City of Chester Resident

It was not known how selected applicants were placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the CHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the CHA website notice on January 24, 2023.

Closed: Chester Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting List

The Chester Housing Authority (CHA) Public Housing waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one month in November, 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Chester, PA is about 15 miles southwest of Philadelphia, PA.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Involuntary displacement, veteran, employed, live in Chester.

For more information, visit the CHA Public Housing page here.

About The Agency

Chester Housing Authority provides affordable housing for up to 2,367 low- and moderate-income households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and public housing programs.

Monday 9:00am-4:30pm
Tuesday 9:00am-4:30pm
Wednesday 9:00am-4:30pm
Thursday 9:00am-4:30pm
Friday 9:00am-4:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

1111 Avenue of the States, Chester, PA

Visit Website(610) 876-5561

Section 8 Application Checklist

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Keep track of everything you need to apply for a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher in this printable checklist created by Affordable Housing Online

How large is the Chester Housing Authority?

Chester Housing Authority serves 2,173 low-income households. The agency manages 1,628 Housing Choice Vouchers and 611 public housing units.

What are the incomes of residents served by the Chester Housing Authority?

Extremely low-income (ELI) renters, earning less than 30% of Area Median Income (AMI), make up 80 percent of households served by Chester Housing Authority. Very low-income renters earn less than 50% AMI, and are 95 percent of Chester Housing Authority households.

How many Chester Housing Authority residents are employed?

Working adults head 695 households and make up 32 percent of households served by Chester Housing Authority.

How many female-headed renter households are served by the Chester Housing Authority?

There are 1825 female-headed renter households living in Chester Housing Authority housing. Households headed by females are 84% of those served by the Chester Housing Authority.

What racial and ethnic groups are found among Chester Housing Authority renters?

Black 1,912
White 87
Hispanic 174

How many senior-headed renter households are served by Chester Housing Authority?

There are 673 households headed by seniors served by the Chester Housing Authority. Senior households are 31% of households in Chester Housing Authority housing.

How many households headed by persons with disabilities live in Chester Housing Authority housing?

There are 412 persons with disabilities living in Chester Housing Authority housing. Persons with disabilities are the head of 19% of households served by the Chester Housing Authority.

How does HUD rate the performance of the Chester Housing Authority?

The Chester Housing Authority is rated as a standard performer by HUD.

HUD rates the performance of Public Housing Agencies. The department looks at physical condition of properties, financial condition, management operations, and use of Public Housing Capital Funds for improvements.

How often does Chester Housing Authority open new waiting lists?

Chester Housing Authority’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) waiting list was last opened on January 17, 2023 and closed on January 31, 2023.

Public Housing Communities Managed by Chester Housing Authority

Chatham Terrace Apartments

632 Central Ave, Chester, Pennsylvania 19013

Gateway Apartments

1115 Avenue of the States, Chester, Pennsylvania 19013

Wellington Ridge

3000 West 13th Street, Chester, Pennsylvania 19013

Edgemont Senior Apartments

1001 Avenue Of The States, Chester, Pennsylvania 19013

Madison Senior Apartments

1000 Madison St, Chester, Pennsylvania 19013

William Penn

301 Parker St, Chester, Pennsylvania 19013

The Ruth L. Bennett Homes

1413 Concord Ave, Chester, Pennsylvania 19013

Chatham Estates

611 Central Ave, Chester, Pennsylvania 19013

Chatham Estates

1701 W 7th St , Chester, Pennsylvania 19013