Family Promise of Berks County Inc.
Family Promise of Berks County - Rent and Utility Assistance Program
RUA operates when funds are available by providing temporary financial assistance to eligible County residents with limited income, facing a court ordered eviction or utility shut off.
Focuses on Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing. Applicants receive financial assistance, case management, budget counseling, mediation, advocacy and coordination of services.
325 North Fifth Street
Reading, PA 19601
Applicants must meet eligibility criteria:

- Meet residency requirements - Berks County (excluding City of Reading)

- Homeless or at risk of homelessness

- Meet income guidelines

- Possess a court ordered eviction notice or utility shut off notice

- Meet income guidelines

- Provide identification, proof of income for all household members

- Demonstrate a reasonable ability to regain self-sufficiency through temporary assistance
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (610) 373-3323
  • (610) 373-3323 ext 25 Main
Email Address:
Intake Procedure: Requests can be made via telephone, walk-in, email; Individuals must complete an application and interview for consideration
Fee Amounts: No Fee for services
Match funds required
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, French
Service Contact: Shae Lynn Harris

Rent & Utility Assistance Case Manager

610-373-3323 ext. 25
  • Electric Service Payment Assistance
  • Gas Service Payment Assistance
  • Rent Payment Assistance
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Family Promise of Berks County Inc.
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