Programs, Reports and Documents

For Citizens

The Next Step Program

This program is for persons coming out of transitional housing facilities, domestic abuse shelters, emergency shelters, community living arrangements, community rehabilitation residences and similar facilities. This program helps persons "take the next step" to a living arrangement that is almost entirely independent. Consists of rental subsidy and assistance for up to 2 years, with expectations of "positive steps toward self-sufficiency". Housing must be located in Berks County.



Reports and Documents



Titled Berks Vision 20/20, this document details the long-term goals and plans to reach them, to maintain and improve the 'health' of Berks County, updating and replacing the previous plan of 1991. Visit the Berks County Planning Commission site to read this document as a PDF.


For Boroughs and Townships

Joint Planning - This program provides funding and technical assistance to boroughs and townships who undertake joint planning efforts. Visit the Berks County Planning Commission site for details on this program.

(See also our links page for other potential funding sources.)