Reading Housing Authority

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

Welcome to Reading Housing Authority, Reading Massachusetts

The Reading Housing Authority (RHA) is a public agency established under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 121B. Its primary mission is to provide decent, safe and sanitary housing opportunities, thereby improving the quality of life for families, those with disabilities and the elderly of low income. This primary mission requires the coordinated efforts of RHA staff under the direction of the Executive Director to use the Authority's finite resources in a manner that promotes economy of operation and efficiency in the discharge of its public function. In support of its primary mission, stable and consistent performance of all job duties is expected for the benefit of Authority clients, all employees and vendors.

Lyn E Whyte
Executive Director / Reading Housing Authority


Board Meeting:   Monday, August 7, 2017, at 5:30 pm @ Administrative Office, 22 Frank Tanner Drive. See Agenda.  


Job Postings:  Executive Director Search



Legal Notices:  None at this time


General Notices: 

Section 8 News; Effective September 1, 2015, the Reading Housing Authority's Section 8 Program will be adminsitered by the Chelsea Housing Authority.

Please see below either the Letter to RHA Landlords or Letter to RHA Voucher Holders for more details regarding this transition.

 Letter to Landlords

 Letter to RHA Voucher Holders


Directions, hours, org chart and staff directory available on the Contact Us pages.


Check on the Links page for more information on Industry Groups, Regulator Agencies, the City of Reading and Massachusetts Housing Authorities.


Monday - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Tuesday - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Wednesday - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Thursday - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Friday - 9:00 am to noon
Closed Holidays