City of Reading
City of Reading - Human Relations Commission, Rental and Utility Assistance

Provides rental assistance for residents that live within the City of Reading. Must have an eviction notice.
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Provides utility assistance for residents that live within the City of Reading. Must have shut off notice.

Provides one time help for low-income homeowners with their water, sewer, trash and recycling bills. See eligibility.
815 Washington Street
Reading, PA 19601
Eligibility: Contact office to discuss income restrictions

Water Assistance Hardship Program - Applicants must be a Reading Area Water Customer and must be a homeowners, not tenants; Must meet certain income guidelines; and must be current on their existing bills. May receive one time a year - up to $150.00 in credit on the water, sewer, trash and recycling bills.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (610) 655-6141 Main
  • (610) 655-6141 Main
  • (610) 655-6141 Main
  • (877) 727-3234 Hotline
  • (610) 655-6262 Fax
  • (610) 655-6232 Other
Intake Procedure: Call office
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Service Contact: Kimberly Talbot, Executive Director, 610-655-6141,
  • Electric Service Payment Assistance
  • Gas Service Payment Assistance
  • Heating Fuel Payment Assistance
  • Internet Service Payment Assistance
  • Rent Payment Assistance
  • Telephone Service Payment Assistance
  • Trash/Recycling Service Payment Assistance
  • Water Service Payment Assistance
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City of Reading
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