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MEDIA ALERT: Grand Opening of Veteran Housing Project in ChesCo

by Mission First Housing

Historic Whitehall Inn converted into housing for Chester County Veterans

Nancy Twyman, Director of the Eastern Region, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency; Major General (Ret) Eric Weller, Deputy Adjutant General-Veterans Affairs, PA Department of Military and Veterans Affairs; Michelle Kichline, Chair of County Commissioners, Chester County; Dale Gravett, Executive Director, Housing Authority of Chester County; Monica Hawkins, Director of Public Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development; Patrick Bokovitz, Director, Community Development, Chester County; Mark Dunphy, Chairman, Board of Supervisors, East Vincent Township; Rick Slagle, Senior Vice President, Riverside Capital LLC; David Buches, Community Investment Manager, Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh; Catherine Harrison, The Home Depot; Rev. Donato P. Silveri, St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church of Spring City, PA and Alfredo de la Peña, Chief Executive Officer of Mission First Housing Group; as well as Mission First’s leadership team, project partners and community members.

Grand Opening and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for The Whitehall, the first housing project for veterans in Chester County, PA

WEDNESDAY, June 14, 2017 at 10:30 am

  • 10:30 am          Program
  • 11:15 am          Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
  • 11:30 am          Tours of the building
  • 12:30 pm          Lunch

The Whitehall Apartments, 3795 Schuylkill Road, Spring City, PA

Mission First Housing Group has renovated the existing historic Whitehall Inn and constructed a new addition to create 48 permanent supportive housing apartments for veterans in need—The Whitehall Apartments. Mission First developed The Whitehall in response to a local need for housing for at-risk veterans and a national effort to end veterans homelessness.

The Whitehall Apartments feature:

  • An onsite superintendent unit
  • Passive House design and construction
  • On-site property management and resident services coordination
  • Comprehensive support services provided by the Coatesville VA Medical Center & Mission First Housing Group
  • Onsite amenities such as a community room, laundry facilities, a computer room and a fitness center

The funding for The Whitehall Apartments comes from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, Riverside Capital Equity Partners, the Housing Authority of Chester County, Citizens Bank, Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh, The Home Depot Foundation, Phoenixville Community Health Foundation, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.


  • Interviews with speakers
  • Photos and video of remarks
  •             Photos and video of ribbon-cutting ceremony



Becky Lang Staffieri, Cell: (215) 651-4858, rstaffieri@missionfirsthousing.org




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