COVID-19 OPERATIONAL RESPONSE-
UNTIL FUTHER NOTICE, BCHA WILL CONDUCT ALL BUSINESS VIA PHONE OR ONLINE. OUR OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. ALL IN-PERSON APPOINTMENTS OR INTERVIEWS WILL BE CONDUCTED VIA MAIL. PURSUANT TO GOVERNOR WOLF’S ORDER, ALL SENIOR FACILITIES WILL BE CLOSED, INCLUDING COMMUNITY ROOMS, TV ROOMS, AND FITNESS CENTERS; IT IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED FOR OUR RESIDENTS TO PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING. SHOULD YOU NEED TO CONTACT US WE CAN BE REACHED AT CONTACT@BERKSHA.ORG OR VIA PHONE AT 610-370-0822 AND WE WILL PROMPTLY GET BACK TO YOU.
The Berks County Housing Authority (BCHA) is a governmental Public Housing Agency organized under the laws of Pennsylvania and funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The BCHA was organized over 40 years ago to meet the housing needs of residents of Berks County, many of whom could not otherwise afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing.
The Berks County Housing Authority will open the following Public Housing waiting lists
from June 21, 2021 at 9:00 AM to June 29, 2021 at 9:00 AM. BCHA reserves the right to
apply a lottery-based selection process for applications if the number of applications received
exceeds more than 100 applicants per development/per unit at each development; therefore,
all applicants may not be placed upon a waiting list.
• BIRDSBORO: Brooke Estates, 200-280 Haycreek Rd. (1 & 2 bedrooms only)
• LAURELDALE: Jefferson Heights, 1600-1614 Buchanon Drive / 1600-1619 Lincoln
Court. (1, 2 & 3 bedrooms only)
• EXETER: Richard Delp Townhomes, 1803 Butter Lane. (1 & 2 bedrooms only)
• SINKING SPRING: Cacoosing Meadows, 701-735 Spring Street / 310-320Windmill
Road (1, 2 & 3 bedrooms only)
You will receive a letter in the mail when your application has been processed within 60 days
of list closing. This letter is your proof that your application was accepted and that you were
added to the waiting list. You will be contacted at a later date to complete a full application
when your name nears the top of the waiting list. You will also be asked to prove VA
preference and Rent Burden.
The Berks County Housing Authority is an Equal Opportunity Housing Agency.
You are required to notify the Berks County Housing Authority, in writing, of all address changes after you submit a pre-application. Failure to report changes may results in your removal from the waiting list without further notice.
Attention HCV Applicants: The only change that must be reported is your address. The only way we will contact you for the initial interview is by mail. All other information (phone number, household composition, income/job changes) will only be verified at the time of the initial interview, once you are scheduled to come to our office.
This does not apply to Public Housing applicants. Public housing applicants must continue to report all changes of household composition in addition to their address.