1301 Schuylkill Ave, Reading PA 19601
Glenside Homes is a 400-unit general-occupancy “family” public housing development that is owned and managed by Reading Housing Authority (RHA). The property offers 1, 2, 3 and 4-bedroom garden-style apartments for individuals and families. Glenside Homes is located on a BARTA bus route and is in walking-distance to Glenside Elementary School.
Residents are invited to enjoy an on-site playground, Head Start, after-school and summer programs for youth, a community garden, and a range of resident activities hosted by the Glenside Resident Council. Units in Glenside Homes include a stove and refrigerator, and a washer/dryer hook-up. Residents are permitted to have their own air conditioners installed by RHA for an initial and ongoing fee.
Residents’ rent is typically equal to 30% of the household’s adjusted annual income, and includes water, sewer, trash, and utilities.
Parking is available on adjacent City of Reading streets, and on an as-available basis in two small parking lots. It is important to note that parking is not a fundamental service of the RHA public housing program. Parking lots are patrolled by an outside contractor.
Glenside Homes has 9 units that are fully equipped for persons with disabilities, in accordance with the standards required by the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standard. The property has many more units in which ramped access, first-floor bedrooms, audio-visual equipment, and permanent accessibility features have been installed. Reading Housing Authority is committed to ensuring equal access to persons with disabilities, and as such, will consider modifications to its properties under the Reasonable Accommodation Policy.
Glenside residents may receive assistance with a range of health, education, social and economic opportunities from the RHA Department of Resident Services.