Chatham Estates - Chester, PA
Provided ServicesDevelopment Assistance and Advisory Services
Under our leadership, the Chester Housing Authority received a $14.9 million HOPE VI grant for Lamokin Village, now known as Chatham Estates, in 1997. Chatham Estates was completed on time and within budget, and is now reoccupied, with over 80% of its non-senior residents holding steady jobs.
Our plans at Chatham focused not only on the demolition of dilapidated housing units, but also on creating off-site home ownership opportunities for residents preparing to make the transition from public housing to self-sufficiency. This included the creation of a "One Stop Shop" to provide a center for job training and entrepreneurial services for residents.
RHG's development and financing at Chatham consisted of:
- 40-unit Senior Village
A public-private venture financed through an award of Low Income Housing Tax Credits and subsidized by annual ACC payments from HUD
- 110 units of family rental public housing
Financed entirely with the $14.9 million HOPE VI grant
- A planning grant was also used to begin the revitalization plan