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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 March 2, 2020 at 9:00AM to March 31, 2020 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 &Warwick Apts., 38-40W. Philadelphia Ave. & 60 S. Reading Ave. (Two-story walk up)
• BIRDSBORO: Brooke Estates, 228-280 Haycreek Rd. and Chestnut Court Apartments, 226 Chestnut St.
• WOMELSDORF: Northvale Hill Apts., 201 N. 4th St. (Two-story walk up)
• FLEETWOOD: Laurel Court Apts., 1 N. Laurel St. (Two-story walk up)
Apply online at For questions email Applications MUST be submitted online by March 31, 2020 at 9:00AM to be accepted.
You will receive a postcard in the mail when your application has been processed within 60 days of list closing. This postcard 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 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 in address after you submit this pre-application. Failure to report changes may result 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.

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