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DEPARTMENTAL OPERATIONS:

​    DUE TO COVID-19, OUR OFFICE IS CLOSED. PLEASE CALL TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.  PLEASE USE THE METAL DROP BOX IN THE LOBBY AT  606 COURT STREET FOR RENT PAYMENTS, MAIL AND/OR PACKAGES. THE ELEVATOR TO THE 3rd FLOOR AND STAIRWELL DOOR IS LOCKED.

Department Contact Info:

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

  • All Berks County Employees and anyone entering county buildings must wear a mask or they will be denied entrance.  County of Berks Offices are currently open only to individuals with appointments and to conduct essential business.  Essential business refers to those functions that cannot be postponed or conducted remotely.
  • If you have COVID-19 questions you may still email them to COVID@countyofberks.com.
     
WELCOME TO THE REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Kenneth L. Pick, Executive Director
 
NEW LOCATION AND OFFICE HOURS:  EFFECTIVE: SEPTEMBER 10, 2018
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. 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
 
CONTACT INFORMATION
 
Address:
Berks County Redevelopment Authority
606 Court Street, 3rd Floor
Reading, PA 19601
 
Phone: 610-478-6325
Fax: 610-478-6326
 
 
 
NEWS UPDATES
  
PROGRAMS
 
 The CARES ACT Rent Relief Program is closed.  The program ended on November 30, 2020.
 
 
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.
  
BCRA BOARD MEETING JANUARY 26, 2021 3:00 PM 
 
BLIGHTED PROPERTY REVIEW MEETING-BPRC JANUARY 26, 2021 - 1:30 PM   
 
 
Regarding 2019-2023 Consolidated Plan
  2020 ACTION PLAN
 
 

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