1001 Scott Street, Reading PA 19611
Oakbrook Homes is a 530-unit general-occupancy “family” public housing development that is owned and managed by Reading Housing Authority (RHA). The property offers 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5-bedroom garden-style apartments for individuals and families.
Oakbrook Homes is located on a BARTA bus route and is in walking-distance to Berks Community Health Center. Residents are invited to enjoy an on-site playground, Head Start and after-school and summer programs for youth. Efforts to beautify the area and increase employment, recreation and shopping are currently underway in the local area, through membership in the 18th WONDER (18th Ward Oakbrook Neighborhood Development and Economic Revitalization) initiative.
Units in Oakbrook Homes have modern interiors, and include a stove, 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. It is important to note that parking is not a fundamental service of the RHA public housing program.
Oakbrook 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.
Oakbrook residents may receive assistance with a range of health, education, social and economic opportunities from the RHA Department of Resident Services