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Brewster Re-Elected to Chair City's Housing Authority

By Submitted Report
The Tube City Almanac
January 23, 2018
Posted in: Announcements

State Sen. Jim Brewster has been re-elected as chair of the board of the McKeesport Housing Authority, a spokeswoman said.

The third-oldest housing authority in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, MHA was created before World War II and provides more than 1,000 units of low-cost rental housing to senior citizens, the disabled and low-income residents.

Brewster has served as the authority's chair for 27 years.

“It is an honor to be elected chair for another year,” Brewster said in a prepared statement. “The authority’s work in the City of McKeesport is vital. I am proud to serve on this board and for the community in this capacity.”

The authority has embarked on initiatives outside of its core mission, Brewster said, including support for young people by offering after-school programs in partnership with the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh, and providing information about "healthy living" in conjunction with UPMC.

Members of the MHA board are also looking for ways to help the community encourage economic development, combat urban blight and improve public safety, Brewster said.

Originally published January 23, 2018.

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