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Mission Statement:  "In order to make Berks County a better place to live, the Community Development Office provides access to federal, state, and local funds for community and economic development and housing eforts."

Established by the Berks County Board of Commissioners in 1988, the Community Development Office engages in the administration of grants from various federal, state and local programs.


 Community Development Office Berks  
 County Services Center
 633 Court Street, Floor 14
 Reading, PA 19601
 Hours: Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 Phone: 610.478.6325
 Fax: 610.478.6326
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News Updates
Public Notices, new programs, reports and documents available online or in print.
Programs, reports and documents of interest to Berks Countians and municipalities.
Our handbook describing how our office serves citizens by administering various funds, and other general information.
Glossary of Terms
A brief list containing definitions of terms used in web pages and documents on the Community Development site, as well as a description of some of our programs provided.

Our Policy on Descrimination
The County certifies that no person will be denied the benefits of, be excluded from participation in, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity that receives Federal financial assistance because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap or familial status.
Any person who feels they have been discriminated against due to a disability or special needs should contact Mr. Kenneth Pick, Community Development Director, at 610-478-6325.
Documents contained on this website are available, on request, from the Community Development Office in the following accessible formats: Audiotape, Large Print, Braille, Computer Disk.

Our Policy on Privacy and Security
The C.D. Office respects your right to privacy and will protect it when you visit our section of the County web site. Here are some items you should know about how we protect your privacy. 
E-mail  1. When you send e-mail we won't share your e-mail address with anyone outside of our staff and its contractors. We will only use your e-mail address to respond to your requests for information.  2. If you register for a CD Office e-mailing list, we will only send you the information you've requested. We won't maintain your name on the list and won't share your e-mail address with anyone outside of our office. 
Information Collection  1. When you visit the county web site, we may collect certain information about your visit that does not identify you personally. We can recognize the type of computer, browser, and web service you are using. We also know the date and time you visit and the pages you visit. Collecting this information helps us design the site according to your needs. 
Site Security  1. We monitor visits to the web site to identify any attempt to tamper with it.  2. When you submit personal information using our web site, for example, if you register for a conference online,we have systems to insure that people outside of our office cannot access your personal information.  3. We would only attempt to identify you personally when required to do so by a law enforcement investigation. Any information we collect for those investigations is destroyed, according to federal guidelines.  4. Tampering with the C.D. Office web site is against the law. If anyone attempts to tamper with it, they may be punished under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.

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