CHA also earns award of merit in Resident and Client Services

CHA also earns award of merit in Resident and Client Services

CUMBERLAND – The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials recently honored the Cumberland Housing Authority with the 2019 Award of Merit in the Resident and Client Services Category for “Easy Gardening for Senior and Disabled Tenants.”

Accessible and environmentally friendly elevated planter beds were introduced to the tenants at Cumberland Manor, which are helpful for tenants in wheelchairs and for other tenants who want to avoid bending, stooping, squatting and kneeling for long periods of time. 

Tenants grew a variety of fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers. A scarecrow, made by the tenants, protected their produce and flowers from unwanted guests. In addition, water barrels were placed close to the planters to make watering easy.  

The NAHRO Awards of Merit program recognizes agencies who found innovative ways of making a difference in their communities and in the lives of the people they serve.