815 Washington Street, Reading, PA 19601
(610) 655-6141 (610) 655-6262 FAX
YOU MUST LIVE WITHIN THE CITY OF READING
Only fully completed applications will be accepted
The Incomes of all adult household members 18 years of age and older are counted as a part of the application.
This is the initial application. In order to participate in this program, you must provide all of the required documents (requested at a later time) to our office. You may also have to complete a more detailed application. City staff will review your application and documents to determine if your application is complete. Staff acceptance of the application does not constitute approval or guarantee participation in the program.
Certain funding is designed to assist eligible residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants will be required to provide documentation of their hardship.
Program is subject to funding availability
Emergency Rental Assistance Program Application
If filling in offline please print/use only black or blue inkYou may also download a hardcopy pdf to fill out and either mail, or scan and email back by clicking the folder below
PROPERTY INFORMATION: (Where you live currently or will move)
List every person living at your residence (including yourself) *
EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION: APPLICANT
DOCUMENTS LIST: These documents will be requested at a later time if you are provided with an intake appointment. Please make sure to gather all documents before attending your appointment. If you do not have all requested documents, you cannot be assisted.
Must provide other sources of income documentation if applicable: SSI, SSR, SSDI, PENSION, CHILD SUPPORT, CASH ASSISTANCE
AUTHORIZATION TO VERIFY INFORMATION
This is authorization for the City of Reading Human Relations Commission to verify previous or current information regarding me/us. The undersigned specifically acknowledges(s) that: verification or re-verification of any information contained in this application may be made by the City of Reading Human Relations Commission from any source named in this application.
The undersigned understands that the intent of this application is for purposes of pre-qualifying only and does not guarantee acceptance or approval and no commitment is hereby made on the part of either the applicant or the City of Reading, Reading Human Relations Commission or the Community Development Department. We further understand that all information and documents provided with, and in association with this application, are public records and as such are subject to the State of Pennsylvania’s public record laws.
I/We certify the information provided in this application is true and correct as of the date set forth opposite my signature on this application. I/We certify that any property assisted under this program will not be used for any illegal or restricted purposes, and will be used solely as my/our principal residence.
Any intentionally false or fraudulent statement, supporting document or information will constitute cancellation of this application and liability in any legal action brought against me/us by the City. The City of Reading Human Relations Commission is hereby authorized to verify any of the above information and to inspect the property prior to approval. I/we agree to have no claim for defamation, violation of privacy or other claims against any person, firm or corporation by reason of any statement or information released by them to the City of Reading Human Relations Commission.
FOR STAFF ONLY
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815 Washington St, Reading PA 19601