In 1939, Reading Housing Authority opened its doors as the 9th Public Housing Agency in the state of Pennsylvania, with the intent to meet the housing needs of residents of the City of Reading who were otherwise unable to afford housing that was decent and safe. We continue to fulfill this mission today through our Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher Programs, as we continue to grow as a premier housing provider for persons of all economic means.
In the agency’s subsidized housing programs, individuals and families are assisted in meeting the difference between typical market-rate rents, and what they are able to afford, based upon their income. Housing assistance is coupled with a wide range of social services that seek to support residents in maintaining their housing stability and achieving self-sufficiency and overall quality of life.
Our dedicated team of housing professionals are committed to building, restoring, maintaining and partnering to avail Reading residents to a range of housing options that are safe, attractive, modern and comfortable. From our subsidized programs to upscale homes and rentals, more than 3,800 residents make their home in an RHA community today.