Public Housing Application Process

All waiting lists are closed.

Reading Housing Authority will announce the reopening of the waiting list at least 10- business days prior to the date applications will first be accepted. If the list is only being reopened for certain categories of families, this information will be contained in the notice. The notice will specify where, when, and how applications are to be received.

Public notice will be announced by publishing the relevant information in the following media outlets including, but not limited to:

  • LA VOZ

The length of the waiting list varies according to BEDROOM SIZE, and DATE AND TIME APPLICATION WAS RECEIVED.

Due to the large number of applications received the waiting list is generally only open for a short period of time.

Fill out a pre-application form, and then mail it to the address on top of the form.

Applications are not accepted via e-mail, fax or hand delivery.

The acceptance of pre-applications will be restricted to currently open waiting list/lists.

You will be notified by mail when your name reaches the top of the waiting list.

It is very important that changes in famiy compostion and addresses be reported promptly, by completing the Reporting Changes of Application form.

Reading Housing Authority
400 Hancock Boulevard
Reading, PA   19611

The Reading Housing Authority will not deny any family or individual the opportunity
to apply for or receive assistance under the public housing program on the basis of race, color, sex,
religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, age, family or marital status, handicap, or disability.