Reading Housing Authority

This housing agency serves Reading, Pennsylvania.

Waiting List
Open Soon: Rhodes, Eisenhower, Hubert Apartments, Kennedy, Franklin Towers and Hensler Homes Public Housing Waiting List Learn More
Open Soon: Glenside and Oakbrook Homes Public Housing Waiting List Learn More
Open Soon: Rhodes, Eisenhower, Hubert Apartments, Kennedy, Franklin Towers and Hensler Homes Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List Learn More
Closed: Reading, Pennsylvania Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List Learn More

Open Soon: Rhodes, Eisenhower, Hubert Apartments, Kennedy, Franklin Towers and Hensler Homes Public Housing Waiting List

The Reading Housing Authority (RHA) will accept Family Public Housing waiting list applications for Studio apartments at Rhodes, Eisenhower, Hubert Apartments, Kennedy, Franklin Towers and Hensler Homes from April 15, 2024 at 8:00 am, until April 17, 2024 at 12:00 am ET. This is the first time the waiting list has been open since it closed in April, 2023.

Please note: According to the RHA public notice, this waiting list is "0-BR apartments for 1-person families, located in Rhodes, Eisenhower & Hubert Apartments, Kennedy & Franklin Towers and Hensler Homes."

To apply while the waitlist is open, complete the online application.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Individuals and families who live in the City of Reading
  • Families of which a household member is a service member or veteran

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the RHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the RHA notice on April 1, 2024.

Open Soon: Glenside and Oakbrook Homes Public Housing Waiting List

The Reading Housing Authority (RHA) will accept Public Housing waiting list applications for apartments at Glenside and Oakbrook Homes from April 15, 2024 at 8:00 am, until April 17, 2024 at 12:00 am ET. This is the first time the waiting list has been open since it closed in April, 2023.

Please note: According to the RHA public notice, this waiting list is "for the following categories only: 1-2-3-4 Bedroom units located in Glenside and Oakbrook Homes and 5-Bedroom units located in Oakbrook Homes only. Applicant families must qualify for the bedroom size (1BR – 5BR) based upon occupancy standard of 1 bedroom per 2 persons, with limited exceptions."

To apply while the waitlist is open, complete the online application.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Individuals and families who live in the City of Reading
  • Families of which a household member is a service member or veteran

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the RHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the RHA notice on April 1, 2024.

Open Soon: Rhodes, Eisenhower, Hubert Apartments, Kennedy, Franklin Towers and Hensler Homes Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

The Reading Housing Authority (RHA) will accept Elderly and Disabled Public Housing waiting list applications for 1-Bedroom apartments at Rhodes, Eisenhower, Hubert Apartments, Kennedy, Franklin Towers and Hensler Homes from April 15, 2024 at 8:00 am, until April 17, 2024 at 12:00 am ET. This is the first time the waiting list has been open since it closed in April, 2023.

Please note: According to the RHA public notice, this waiting list is "1-BR apartments for 2-person families who are elderly (age 62+) or who have a disability (18+), located in Rhodes, Eisenhower & Hubert Apartments, Kennedy & Franklin Towers and Hensler Homes. Applicant families must qualify for the bedroom size (1BR – 5BR) based upon occupancy standard of 1 bedroom per 2 persons, with limited exceptions".

To apply while the waitlist is open, complete the online application.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Individuals and families who live in the City of Reading
  • Families of which a household member is a service member or veteran

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the RHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the RHA notice on April 1, 2024.

Closed: Reading, Pennsylvania Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Reading Housing Authority (RHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for eight days in July, 2019; and for 11 days in December, 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were four ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Open and print the application online. The application was available in English, and Spanish.
  3. Download and print the application online.
  4. Call to request an application by mail. 

Once the application was completed, it must have been postmarked between July 23 and July 30; and mailed to the Reading Housing Authority.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Live, work or attend school in the City of Reading.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the RHA website.

About The Agency

Reading Housing Authority provides affordable housing for up to 2,241 low- and moderate-income households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and public housing programs.

Monday 8:30am-4:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am-4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am-4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm
Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

400 Hancock Boulevard, Reading, PA

Visit Website(610) 775-4813

Section 8 Application Checklist

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Keep track of everything you need to apply for a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher in this printable checklist created by Affordable Housing Online

How large is the Reading Housing Authority?

Reading Housing Authority serves 2,154 low-income households. The agency manages 645 Housing Choice Vouchers and 1,574 public housing units.

What are the incomes of residents served by the Reading Housing Authority?

Extremely low-income (ELI) renters, earning less than 30% of Area Median Income (AMI), make up 83 percent of households served by Reading Housing Authority. Very low-income renters earn less than 50% AMI, and are 96 percent of Reading Housing Authority households.

How many Reading Housing Authority residents are employed?

Working adults head 452 households and make up 21 percent of households served by Reading Housing Authority.

How many female-headed renter households are served by the Reading Housing Authority?

There are 1658 female-headed renter households living in Reading Housing Authority housing. Households headed by females are 77% of those served by the Reading Housing Authority.

What racial and ethnic groups are found among Reading Housing Authority renters?

Black 237
White 258
Hispanic 1,637

How many senior-headed renter households are served by Reading Housing Authority?

There are 667 households headed by seniors served by the Reading Housing Authority. Senior households are 31% of households in Reading Housing Authority housing.

How many households headed by persons with disabilities live in Reading Housing Authority housing?

There are 689 persons with disabilities living in Reading Housing Authority housing. Persons with disabilities are the head of 32% of households served by the Reading Housing Authority.

How does HUD rate the performance of the Reading Housing Authority?

The Reading Housing Authority is rated as a high performer by HUD.

HUD rates the performance of Public Housing Agencies. The department looks at physical condition of properties, financial condition, management operations, and use of Public Housing Capital Funds for improvements.

How often does Reading Housing Authority open new waiting lists?

Reading Housing Authority’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) waiting list was last opened on July 23, 2019 and closed on July 30, 2019.

Public Housing Communities Managed by Reading Housing Authority

Oakbrook Homes

1001 Scott Street, Reading, Pennsylvania 19611

Glenside Homes

1349 Avenue D, Reading, Pennsylvania 19601

Samuel G. Hubert Apartments

125 N 10th St, Reading, Pennsylvania 19601

George M. Rhodes Apartments

815 Franklin St, Reading, Pennsylvania 19602

Franklin Tower

120 South 6th St, Reading, Pennsylvania 19602

Emma Lazarus Townhomes

334 Orange St, Reading, Pennsylvania 19602

Dwight D. Eisenhower Apartments

835 Franklin St, Reading, Pennsylvania 19602

Goggle Works Apartments

135 Washington St, Reading, Pennsylvania 19601

Hensler Homes

1301 Schuylkill Ave, Reading, Pennsylvania 19601

Reading

340 McKnight St, Reading, Pennsylvania 19601

Sylvania II

1143 Liggett Ave, Reading, Pennsylvania 19611