The Housing Authority of the County of Chester and Mission First Housing Group recently received the 2018 Award of Excellence in Design for the Whitehall Apartments. The agency was awarded this by The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials. The Housing Authority of the County of Chester was one of only 19 winning agencies. Mission First Housing Group renovated the historic Whitehall Inn and constructed an addition to create 48 permanent supportive housing apartments for veterans in need. The addition was built with energy efficiency standards, with a projection to reduce utility usage by 80 percent over standard construction.