News & Events

2018 Decorating Contest

Participation is open to residents of Oakbrook and Glenside! There is no entry fee! 1st Prize $100 2nd Prize $50 3rd through 5th Prize $25   All entries must be submitted by December 23, 2018.  Enter contest by emailing: Your name, your address, and 2 pictures of your decorations to residentservices@readingha.org. You will receive a […]

PA Housing Authorities Directors Association (PHADA) Scholarship Program

Reading Housing Authority is accepting applications for the PHADA scholarship. These 3 scholarships available are nationally awarded scholarships for graduating high school seniors who have achieved academic excellence and community responsibility. PHADA will award these scholarships: *Stephen J. Bollinger Memorial Scholarship ($7000) *This scholarship will be formally presented at PHADA’s annual convention in Florida (6/4/19) […]

Come Celebrate At Rock The Block – Oakbrook

Join Reading Hospital, Berks Community Health Center and other community organizations at Rock the Block – Oakbrook, a free block party at Oakbrook Playground. Enjoy activities for the entire family, music and light refreshments. Admission is FREE and registration is not required. UPCOMING BLOCK PARTY DATES Thursday, October 25 Thursday, November 15 All events are [...]

Free Libraries!

The communities of Oakbrook, Glenside and Hensler can now enjoy the benefit of going to a library by taking a short walk just outside their door! The non-profit organization, VOiCEup has installed 2 “take a book, share a book” library stations at Reading Housing Authority. VOiCEup Berks is a local organization that is sponsored by [...]

2018 Reading School District Summer Lunch Program

Reading Housing Authority’s outdoor space next to Berks Community Health Center on Liggett Avenue is a little more active at this time of year. Since 2016, the “Healthy Oakbrook” playground has been host in providing lunch daily not only for children of Oakbrook but also for kids in the surrounding 18th Ward to have a [...]

Change is in the Air at RHA!

In April 2018, RHA will join the ranks of other Public Housing Authorities nationwide and become smoke-free, in accordance with a mandate from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD).  The smoke-free policy implements a campus-wide ban against inhaling, burning, and carrying any lighted or heated cigar, cigarette, pipe, or any other lighted [...]

RHA Joins Relief Efforts for Victims of Hurricane Maria

When Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico (PR) in September, RHA employees – many of whom with affected family of their own – knew that a call-to-action was in order. Staff joined forces with Centro Hispano and the United Way of Berks County to consider what the agency could bring forward for those with an urgent [...]

Agency Youth Promote Energy Savings

On December 5, 2017, RHA Commissioners welcomed 13 youth from Oakbrook and Glenside Homes to their monthly meeting, in recognition of their winning submissions to the annual RHA Energy Savings Poster Contest.  Since 2010, RHA has been working in partnership with Olivet Boys & Girls Club to promote the agency’s commitment to responsible energy consumption. […]

Resident Councils Celebrate the Season

‘Tis the season to be jolly….especially in the highrise communities at RHA! Each year, decorating committees at each highrise compete for the top spot in the Holiday Decorating Contest.  Trees, wreaths, garland and lights adorn windows and community rooms made festive for residents as they join in the many seasonal events sponsored by agency resident [...]

A Facelift for River Oak Apartments

River Oak Apartments, 125 River Oak Drive, is one of three affordable-housing communities managed by Reading Housing Authority, in effort to ensure a supply of quality rental units in the City of Reading.  This 72-unit townhouse complex has new kitchens, ample parking, and soon, will boast new windows, new siding and some expanded master bedrooms.  [...]