Reading Housing Authority

Improving the quality of life for families, those with disabilities and the elderly of low income

Welcome to Reading Housing Authority

Our Mission is simple - Provide housing opportunities that create a better everyday life in our community. The Reading Housing Authority (RHA) has made this vision possible since 1963, effectively addressing the needs of low and moderate income residents by providing decent, safe, sanitary and affordable homes to live in. Going beyond "bricks and mortar" we strive to provide our residents with local, state and federal resources available to improve their quality of life.

The RHA has a fiduciary responsibility to conduct business at all times with the high standards of ethics, management and accountability to maintain the trust of the public; and, to work collaboratively with public and private entities to leverage resources to preserve and expand affordable housing opportunities in Reading and throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Julie Johnston
E
xecutive Director

Announcements

Board Meetings:

Unless otherwise announced, Reading Housing Authority Board Meetings are held the first Monday of the Month. Meetings start at 5:30 pm and are held at the Main Offices at 22 Frank D Tanner Drive, Reading, MA.
Click here to view past Meeting Minutes.

There is now a second vacancy on the RHA Board of Commissioners. Kevin F. Mulvey's term expires 06/30/2018 and he is not seeking reelection. The Reading Board of Selectmen will be appointing candidates to the position on June 19th.

Scheduled Board Meeting Dates
The July 2nd Board Meeting has been rescheduled to July 9th, 2018 (Monday)

Notice to Residents - Board of Commissioners Opening:

The Reading Housing operates with a five-member Board of Commissioners to oversee the governing process of the agency.  As of March 1, 2018, the Board has an opening for a Resident Member to sit on the Board.  An eligible resident is one who is directly assisted by the housing authority and is over the age of eighteen. They must remain as a current participant in a program operated by the RHA throughout their term.  All members of the RHA Board are involved in agency planning and operations. Board members are not involved in the day to day operations of the agency.

Board meetings are presently held on the first Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room located at 22 Frank D. Tanner Drive.  If a resident is interested in seeking an appointment to fill the position that will be left open, please contact Julie M. Johnston, Executive Director for further information.

Reporting Elder Abuse:

The Executive Office of Elder Affairs has centralized the Elder Protective Services abuse reporting system (elder abuse hotline) to a single phone number. The 24/7 single phone number will simplify the process for elder abuse reporting.

To report suspected elder abuse, please call the statewide 24-hour hotline at:  1-800-922-2275

Job Postings:

No job postings at this time.

Modernization Projects, Bids, RFP's:

Project# 824867 DHCD#246056 Shutter Replacements awarded to Osgood Painting & Contracting (May 2018).
 
Interested bidders can view complete project information and specifications at www.projectdog.com.

Lead Safe Housing Rule:

The following training video was produced by the Housing & Urban Development (HUD) on the new Lead Safe Housing Rule. This video was produced to assist in educating stakeholders on the requirements of the new rule and why it is important.

Avoiding Housing Scams:

The following video was created by the Affordable Housing Online and HAI Group to help those identify and avoid Section 8 and Affordable Housing scams.

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