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Redevelopment Authority Home


Department Contact Info:

Phone: 610-478-6325
Email: bcraoffice@berksredevelop.org

  • The Berks County COVID-19 Help Center closed end of day, Friday, June 5, 2020.  If you have COVID-19 questions you may still email them to COVID@countyofberks.com.
Kenneth L. Pick, Executive Director
Berks County Redevelopment Authority
606 Court Street, 3rd Floor
Reading, PA 19601
Hours:  Mon-Fri  9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Phone: 610-478-6325
Fax: 610-478-6326 
Mission Statement: In order to make Berks County a better place to live, the Redevelopment Authority provides access to federal, state, and local funds for community redevelopment and housing rehabilitation.
About the Redevelopment Authority
The Redevelopment Authority was formed in 1961 under Pennsylvania’s Urban Redevelopment Law. Its mission is to eliminate blight and dangerous conditions. The Authority is authorized by the Board of County Commissioners and operates independently. Building a vibrant community, through eliminating blight and dangerous conditions is a collaborative effort. The Authority is in partnership with County government and local municipalities, Pennsylvania state agencies, area non-profits, and community groups. Our focus is to locate and support economic development opportunities for business owners and developers, as well as to assist local businesses with obtaining the capital they seek to invest and expand.
In the past 50-plus years, the Redevelopment Authority has played an important part in helping to make Berks County a great place to live, work and play. It has worked in everything from flood recovery efforts to management of the County’s federal entitlement housing and community development programs. It fulfills its role in the County’s community revitalization, using tools and funding programs administered by federal, state and local government agencies.
Board Members and Solicitors
  • Mr. Glenn Yeager, Chairman
  • Ms. Eileen Kastura, Vice Chairman
  • Mr. Theodore Bassano, Treasurer
  • Mr. Pellegrino Orlando, Secretary
  • Mr. Thomas Ruth,  Assistant Secretary/Assistant Treasurer
  • Mr. Daniel Becker, Esq. Solicitor, Kozloff Stoudt
  • Ms. Joan E. London, Esq. Solicitor, Kozloff Stoudt


Executive Director: Kenneth Pick

Deputy Director: Peter Battaglia

Fiscal Officer: Katherine Miller

Housing Director: Thomas Dachowski

Executive Assistant: Kathleen Heckman
Berks County Redevelopment Authority
606 Court Street, 3rd Floor
Reading, PA 19601
Phone: 610-478-6325
Fax: 610-478-6326
 CARES RRP Application Documents for Landlords and Tenants
 Additional CARES RRP Resources for Applicants
Please Note:  Applications must be either sent by email or sent U.S. mail to the Redevelopment Authority Office.
Public Meetings Information
Due to COVID-19, the Redevelopment Authority will conduct virtual public meetings via Zoom.  Please refer to the links below for instructions to Join a Meeting. 
Please check our Calendar of Events to see the dates of the public meetings.
Blighted Property Review Committee
Berks County Redevelopment Authority

 Public Hearing ZOOM Meeting County 2021 Action Plan

Regarding 2019-2023 Consolidated Plan

Policies and Procedures