Resident Initiatives

Resident Councils function as the ‘united voice’ for each public housing development. Council membership is open to all residents of the respective development. Monthly general meetings are held in each location, with agenda items focused primarily upon housing-based issues and planning for social, recreational and educational functions. Duly elected council officers chair monthly meetings, manage council finances, record meeting minutes and represent the membership at large in agency policy and procedures. Staff attend monthly general meetings, monthly executive planning meetings, committee meetings as appropriate, and provide ongoing support and technical assistance.

Citywide Resident Council is instrumental in assisting Reading Housing Authority in the annual planning process for the Department of Housing and Urban and Development, functioning as the agency’s Resident Advisory Board.  RHA supports resident advisory board input and influence by orchestrating meetings for member contribution. Board membership includes those duly elected officers for the respective public housing communities, representative(s) from the Housing Choice Voucher Program, and the Resident Commissioner to the agency Board of Directors. During the annual planning process, members review the proposed agency budget for the upcoming fiscal year and review, and comment and propose policy changes and additions.

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.