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
xecutive Director


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.

Scheduled Board Meeting Dates
January 7th, 2019 (Monday)
The December 3rd, 2018 Meeting was Cancelled

RHA State Tenant Representative Board Member Vacancy Effective 10/31/2018:
The seat was formerly held by Beatrice E. Perkins.  Anyone interested in the position may contact Julie M. Johnston, Executive Director, for more information.

Community Health Initiative Grant - Request for Proposal:

Winchester Hospital and Shields MRI recently submitted a joint application to the Department of Public Health to place an MRI unit onsite at WH. As part of the Determination of Need (DoN) process, Winchester Hospital has a unique opportunity to engage in a new program called the Community Health Initiative (CHI). The goal of the CHI is to collaborate with community partners to identify and address the unmet priority health needs in the community while considering the social determinants of health; the conditions where people live, work and play that influence health outcomes. A CHI workgroup, comprised of community partners with a regional focus, worked together to prioritize the unmet health needs and health inequities in the community and determine allocation of the funding.  Proposal must be submitted no later than January 4, 2019.
Click here for more 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: 

Interested bidders can view complete project information and specifications at

No active projects at this time.

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.

Get the New Healthy Homes Basics App Today:

Healthy Homes AppThe Healthy Homes Basics app offers practical how-to guidance on how to have a safe and healthy home, right at your fingertips. The app offers introductory information and guidance for consumers by teaching the “Principles of a Healthy Home”. For those users more familiar with healthy homes concepts, the app features detailed information by topic.

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