Public Housing Waitlist: Closed

This information was last updated on September 15th, 2015.

The Reading Housing Authority (RHA) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications at this time.

Please note: As of September 2015, the RHA website states, "at this time pre-applications are only being accepted for the 5-bedroom units." However, this information is incorrect. We have confirmed with a RHA representative that the 5-bedroom waiting list closed on June 29, 2015.

For more information, visit the RHA website, or call the office at (610) 775-4813.

Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Waitlist: Closed

This information was last updated on September 15th, 2015.

The Reading Housing Authority (RHA) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications at this time.

Please note: As of September 2015, the RHA website states, "at this time pre-applications are only being accepted for the 5-bedroom units." However, this information is incorrect. We have confirmed with a RHA representative that the 5-bedroom waiting list closed on June 29, 2015.

For more information, visit the RHA website, or call the office at (610) 775-4813.

Reading Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

This information was last updated on December 18th, 2015.

The Reading Housing Authority (RHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for more than one week in December 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Reading, PA is about 50 miles northwest of Philadelphia, PA.

There were two ways to apply in 2015:
  1. Download and print the pre-application on the RHA website.
  2. Call the RHA to request a pre-application be mailed to you.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it must have been mailed to the RHA between the opening dates. Only one pre-application per envelope was accepted. Only one pre-application per household was accepted. Pre-applications postmarked after the closing date were not accepted.

The following preferences were identified: Live, work have been hired to work, or attending school in Reading.

Applicants will receive a confirmation number upon submitting the pre-application. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.

The RHA placed qualified applicants on the waiting list by random lottery.

All applicants will be notified in writing that their pre-application has been accepted.

For more information, visit the RHA website, or call the office at (610) 775-4813.

Public Housing Property Inspection Scores

All public housing projects and privately owned rental properties with project-based Section 8 contracts are inspected every 1 to 3 years by HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC). The mission of REAC is to insure that HUD’s multifamily portfolio is well maintained, free of health and safety risks for tenants and to prevent waste, fraud and abuse in HUD’s multifamily programs.

The highest REAC score possible is 100 points. Points are awarded in five inspectable areas: site, building exteriors, common areas, systems and units. Points may be weighted differently for different property types. For example, an urban property with little to no grounds might have a score weighted more on the building exteriors and less on the site whereas a suburban property with acres of land will be weighted more on the site review.

The frequency of REAC inspections is determined by the last REAC score a property received. If a property receives a REAC score of 90 or higher, the next REAC inspection will be scheduled in 3 years. Scores of 80 to 89 require re-inspection in 2 years and scores of 60 to 79 require re-inspection in a year.

A score of less than 60 is considered failing. Scores of 31 to 59 require re-inspection in 60 days and scores of 30 or lower are referred to a HUD Enforcement Center for corrective action.

Property Score Inspection Date
D.d. Eisenhower Ap 96/100 11/19/2014
Oakbrook Homes 88/100 11/20/2014
Reading 89/100 06/26/2013
Oakbrook Homes 62/100 06/27/2013
Hensler Homes 83/100 06/21/2013
Sylvania Ii 100/100 06/26/2013

Public Housing Operated by Reading Housing Authority

815 Franklin St
D.D. Eisenhower Apartments participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
1349 Avenue D
Glenside Homes participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
701 Avenue B
Hensler Homes participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
901 Liggett Ave
Oakbrook Homes participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
340 McKnight St
Reading participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
1143 Liggett Ave
Sylvania II participates in the following programs:
Public Housing

Affordable Apartments near Reading Housing Authority

821 Schuylkill Ave
Collaborative Trans. Housing participates in the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
125 River Rd
River Oak participates in the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
435 Washington St

Reading Housing Authority serves the following locations in the state of Pennsylvania: