Reading Housing Authority

Offices Closed Monday October 14th (Columbus Day Observance)

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.
The open RHA State Tenant Representative Board Member Vacancy has been filled by Marie T. Hanson.
Click here to view past Meeting Minutes.

Scheduled Board Meeting Dates
November 4th, 2019 (Monday)
December 2nd, 2019 (Monday)

Scheduled Holiday Office Closed Dates
Monday November 11th, 2019 (Veteran's Day)
Thursday and Friday November 28th and 29th (Thanksgiving)
Wednesday December 25th (Christmas)

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

Replacement of Exterior Doors and Entrance Repairs Project was awarded to Vareika Construction, Inc., of West Bridgewater, MA for the contract amount of $113,300.00.

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_basics_app1.pngThe 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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