Hensler Homes

Hensler Homes

1301 Schuylkill Ave, Reading PA 19601

Hensler Homes is a 102-unit mixed-occupancy public housing development that is owned and managed by Reading Housing Authority (RHA), and reserved for families in which the Head of Household is age 62 or above, or a person with a disability. The property offers 1 bedroom garden-style apartments. Some are single-story, and others include an upstairs and downstairs unit. Apartments in Hensler Homes are modern, and include a stove and refrigerator, and come equipped with central air conditioning units for a modest fee.

Hensler Homes is located on a BARTA bus route and is in walking-distance to the local community center, which hosts a range of activities.

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. It is important to note that parking is not a fundamental service of the RHA public housing program.

Hensler Homes has 5 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, 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.

Hensler residents may receive assistance with a range of health, education, social and economic opportunities from the RHA Department of Resident Services.

Example Floor Plans

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Type A – One Bedroom – First Floor (627 gsf)


No Smoking at RHA
Beginning April 1, 2018, Glenside Homes will become a smoke-free community