Housing Choice Voucher WAITING LIST OPENING
The Berks County Housing Authority will open the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) waiting list from
Tuesday June 20th, 2023, at 9:00 A.M. to Friday June 23rd, 2023, at 9:00 A.M.
Applications will ONLY be accepted online at www.berksha.org. Applications MUST be submitted online by Friday June 23rd, 2023, at 9:00 A.M. to be accepted. For questions email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Veterans and their surviving spouses will receive three preference points.
Applicants who live, work, or have been hired to work in Berks County, Pennsylvania will receive two preference points.
Applicants who are unsubsidized will receive one preference point.
All other applicants will receive no preference points.
You will receive a letter in the mail if your application has been processed within 6 weeks 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.
The income limits, effective May 15th, 2023, for Public Housing are as follows:
|Persons in Household:||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8|
Applicants who are unable to complete the online application due to a disability should call (610) 370-0822 ext. 204 (TTY: 711) for further assistance.
Berks County Housing Authority reserves the right to select families based on local preferences according to the date and time of application or by a random selection process (lottery).
Therefore, all applicants may not be placed upon a waiting list and acceptance of an application does not guarantee eligibility. You must meet the eligibility requirements in the Berks County Housing Authority’s Administrative Plan.
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 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.