Berks County low income housing.

There are several short term, emergency housing solutions available in Berks County. However, even more important are the various shelters and transitional homes that are available. The centers will offer immediate relief to the homeless and people facing poverty in the county.

A combination of government grants as well as private donations are used to fund these programs, and they also rely heavily on volunteers. This is particularity true of the shelters in the community. Almost all of the programs will also offer assistance with short and long term needs to help the client gain long term stability.

However, many of the housing solutions in Berks County are low income apartments and homes for seniors, the disabled, and others. They include units such as Amity Manor as well as many more, and details are below.

Berks Counseling Center
Main address is 645 Penn Street
Reading, PA, 19601
Transitional housing is for the homeless, people with a mental disability, and others. Case managers will also help the client find, and apply for rent help, for permanent housing.

Easy Does It
1300 Hill Top Road
Leesport, Pennsylvania, 19533
The non-profit operates supportive housing. Guests of the center will access other services and workshops, such as education, job training, case management, and participate in other life skills training.

Walnut Street Bridge House
647 Walnut Street
Reading, PA, 19601
Main number is 610-373-9550




Community Residential Rehabilitation - CRR
1000 Lancaster Avenue
Reading, Pennsylvania, 19607
Main phone – 610-777-7691
This is transitional housing for the disabled.

Reading YMCA, Serenity Hall
631 Washington Street
Reading, PA, 19601
A combination of emergency shelter as well as transitional housing is available, and the focus is on assisting males. The YMCA will also offer people clothing and other advice as they work towards placement into a new home.

New Person Ministries
Call the charity at 610-777-2222
Assists released inmates and ex-offenders.

Mary's Shelter, Maternity Home
325 South Twelfth Street
Reading, PA, 19602
The charity helps women that are pregnant by offering housing, food, clothing, and basic needs.

Berks County MH/DD HealthChoices Housing Plan
19 North Sixth Avenue
Reading, PA, 19601
Main number 610-236-0530
Housing support is available along with referrals to rent assistance and more.

B'nai B'rith House of Reading
1026 Franklin Street
Reading, PA, 19602
Low income and subsidized homes and apartments are available in Berks County for seniors.





Sencit Towne House Apartments
Location is 20 Summit Avenue
Reading, Pennsylvania, 19607
Call the agency at 610-777-6519
Homes and apartments for the disabled and low income.

Leesport Emergency Shelter
1001 James Drive
Leesport, PA, 19533
Call Family Care for Children and Youth at 610-916-8892 for details.

Berks Women in Crisis, Safe House, Counseling, Legal & Medical Advocacy
255 Chesnut Street
Reading, PA, 19602
Emergency shelter and counseling is offered along with other services.

Housing solutions from Salvation Army
Location - 301 S 5th St
Reading, PA 19602
(610) 373-5208
Case management is combined with emergency shelter and other solutions. While space is limited, referrals and other aid is provided too.

Family Promise of Berks Homeless Teen Mediation Program
325 North Fifth Street
Reading, PA, 19601
The charity will serve homeless youth and teenagers. They then place them into transitional homes, provide meals, and other guidance as needed.




Sencit Towne House Apartments
Main address is 100 North Front Street
Reading, Pennsylvania, 19601

Skyline View Apartments from Housing Development Corporation Mid Atlantic
50 North 9th Street
Reading, Pennsylvania, 19601
Dial 610-376-6535
Low income apartments for seniors and others.


By Jon McNamara

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