Berks County Housing Authority

1803 Butter Lane, Reading, PA, 19606
(610)370-0822



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About Berks County Housing Authority

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. The BCHA operates several other managed properties, including Tarsus Manor, a tax credit 33-unit apartment building in Fleetwood for low- and moderate-income senior citizens, and 3 mobility-accessible homes in Wernersville and Mount Penn, known as Norman Commons.

Additional Information

The waiting list for the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) may be closed. As well at the Public Housing Program waiting list for all bedroom sizes. Check their website to see if there is available units or any changes for the status of the waiting lists at http://www.berksha.org



Program Summary for Berks County Housing Authority

Berks County Housing Authority is a public housing agency that helps provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Berks County Housing Authority manages several funded programs and has a total of 60 subsidized affordable housing units for rental assistance. Berks County Housing Authority administered a total of 50 Section 8 Vouchers. Berks County Housing Authority currently has low rent units and Section 8 Voucher as its program type. Berks County Housing Authority is located at 1803 Butter Lane, Reading, PA, 19606 and serves the city of Reading. Income limits, fair market rents and rent rates vary with each agency. Please contact Berks County Housing Authority at, (610)370-0822 for more information about coverage area and program availability.


Current Status Active
Size of Berks County Housing Authority compared nationally Large
Last Updated 04/12/2014
Total Numbers of Communities N/A
Total numbers of Administered Section 8 Voucher N/A
Total numbers of Administered Public Housing Units N/A
Waiting list for the Berks County Housing Authority is currently Open


2017 Income Limits for Berks County, PA

HUD sets Income Limits for each area based on the median family income in that area. Each Public Housing Agency (PHA) will use the Income Limit set for the jurisdiction that the PHA covers. Therefore, a family may be eligible for one PHA but not another. The number of people in a household determines the Income Limit that is set for determining the family's eligibility for the program that they are applying for. Below are the Income Limits for Berks County, PA:

Median Income
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Income Limit Category
Persons in Family
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 50%
  • Very Low Income Limit
  • $24,850
  • $28,400
  • $31,950
  • $35,450
  • $38,300
  • $41,150
  • $44,000
  • $46,800
  • 30%
  • Extremely Low Income Limit
  • $14,900
  • $17,000
  • $20,160
  • $24,300
  • $28,440
  • $32,580
  • $36,730
  • $40,890
  • 80%
  • Low Income Limit
  • $39,700
  • $45,400
  • $51,050
  • $56,700
  • $61,250
  • $65,800
  • $70,350
  • $74,850

2017 Fair Market Rents for Berks County, PA

Fair Market Rents are HUD's determination of the average rents in a particular area for each bedroom size. The FMRs are set each year based on the rental rates of unsubsidized units so that participants in HUD programs have equal access for affordable housing. Here are the Fair Market Rents for Berks County, PA:

Efficiency One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four-Bedroom
$606 $722 $955 $1195 $1316



Agency Name City State Section 8 Voucher Housing Units Status Distance
Reading Housing Authority (RHA) Reading Housing Authority (RHA) Reading PA 604 1,617 Open 4.84 Miles Contact
Lehigh County Housing Authority Lehigh County Housing Authority Emmaus PA 89 N/A Open 22.85 Miles Contact
Schuylkill County Housing Authority (SCHA) Schuylkill County Housing Authority (SCHA) Schuylkill Haven PA 631 609 Open 25.23 Miles Contact
Allentown Housing Authority (AHA) Allentown Housing Authority (AHA) Allentown PA 1,471 1,131 Open 26.36 Miles Contact
Housing Authority of The City of Pottsville (PHA) Housing Authority of The City of Pottsville (PHA) Pottsville PA 436 510 Open 29.27 Miles Contact
Housing Authority of Chester County (HACC) Housing Authority of Chester County (HACC) West Chester PA 598 131 Open 30.37 Miles Contact

Housing Authority

Berks County Housing Authority Program Type:
  • Section 8 Voucher
  • Low Rent Units
209
Total Subsidized Units for Rental Assistance Availability

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Berks County Quick Facts

Population: 413,691
Persons Per Household: 2.59
Housing Units in Multi-units Structure: 18.3%
Homeownership Rate: 72.0%
Housing Units: 164,271
Yearly Income Per Person: $26,723
Median Household Income: $55,170