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Reading Housing Authority Opens Waiting Lists

Mar 26, 2018 • by Reading Housing Authority
Reading Housing Authority

Public Housing Waiting Lists to Open on April 9

Reading, PA – Reading Housing Authority (RHA) will open the Public Housing Waiting List on Monday, April 9, 2018 for the following categories only: 1-BR apartments for 2-person families who are elderly (age 62+) or who have a disability (18+), located in Rhodes, Eisenhower & Hubert Apartments, Kennedy & Franklin Towers and Hensler Homes, AND 1-Bedroom, 2-Bedroom, 3-Bedroom, 4-Bedroom and 5-Bedroom units located in Oakbrook and Glenside Homes (5-Bedroom units are located in Oakbrook Homes only).

No applications for single persons/efficiency apartments in highrise communities will be accepted at this time. RHA utilizes a 1-offer policy, which means that eligible individuals are not able to select a particular development, but will be offered the first unit for which they meet the criteria.

As of April 9, APPLICANTS MAY APPLY ONLINE at www.readingha.org. Applications will also be available for download/printing at the website, or by calling 610-372-3933 beginning April 9. Electronic applications must be received by midnight on Friday, April 20. Paper applications must be returned by first-class mail to: Reading Housing Authority, 815 Franklin Street, Reading PA 19602. Applications must be mailed in different envelopes (only one application per mailing envelope will be accepted) and must be postmarked between April 9 and April 20. All applications postmarked after April 20 will be destroyed.

Preferences will be given to individuals and families who live, work or attend school in the City of Reading. RHA reserves the right to apply a lottery-based selection process for applications if the number of applications received exceeds more than two years of predicted unit availability; therefore, all applicants may not be placed upon a waiting list. Applicants must qualify according to the RHA Admissions & Continued Occupancy Policy.

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