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PUBLIC HOUSING WAITING LIST OPENING

The Berks County Housing Authority will open the following Public Housing waiting lists from February 21st, 2023, at 9:00AM to February 27th at 9:00AM:

Efficiency (Studio) and 1-bedroom apartments, for applicants who are elderly (62 and over) or disabled, in the following locations:

  • BOYERTOWN: Rittenhouse Apartments: 38-40 W. Philadelphia Avenue
  • BOYERTOWN: Warwick Apartments: 60 S. Reading Avenue
  • BIRDSBORO: Brooke Estates: 228-280 Haycreek Road
  • BIRDSBORO: Chestnut Court Apartments: 226 Chestnut Street
  • WOMELSDORF: Northvale Hill Apartments: 201 North 4th Street (Two-story walk up)
  • FLEETWOOD: Laurel Court Apartments: 1 N. Laurel Street (Two-story walk up)

 For more information about our developments and location please visit us at www.berksha.org

 Apply online at www.berksha.org. For questions email intake@berksha.org.

Applications MUST be submitted online by February 27th, 2023, at 9:00AM to be accepted.

Veterans and their surviving spouses will receive two preference points. Applicants who live, work, or have been hired to work in Berks County, Pennsylvania will receive one preference point. All other applicants will receive no preference but will still be placed on the waiting list in the order to which they applied.

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 you name nears the top of the waiting list.

The income limits, effective April 1st, 2022, for Public Housing are as follows: (subject to 2023 change)

Persons in Household: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Income Limit: $50,800 $58,050 $65,300 $72,550 $78,400 $84,200 $90,000 $95,800

 Applications accepted online only.

 Acceptance of an application does not guarantee housing. You must meet the eligibility requirements in the Berks County Housing Authority‚Äôs Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy.

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 changes such as address, phone number, email address, etc., after you submit this pre-application. Failure to report changes may result in your removal from the waiting list without further notice.

 The Berks County Housing Authority is an Equal Opportunity Housing Agency.

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.

Our agency operates several different programs to assist families in Berks County. The BCHA owns and manages 209 public housing apartments and townhouses located in 9 different developments across Berks County. Our Housing Choice Voucher Program assists more than 500 Berks County families to pay their rent to private landlords.

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.

The Berks County Housing Authority is an Equal Opportunity Housing Agency.

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