About the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Berks
The Redevelopment Authority was formed in 1961 under Pennsylvania’s Urban Redevelopment Law. It’s mission is to eliminate blight and dangerous conditions. The Authority is authorized by the Board of County Commissioners and operates independently.
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. Since 2000, the Authority has taken great steps in renewing and revitalizing the City of Reading and the Borough of West Reading. It fulfills its role in the County’s community revitalization using tools and funding programs administered by federal, state and local agencies. The Authority’s activities are coordinated through and with the Berks County Community Development Office.
Board Members and Solicitors
Executive Director: Kenneth Pick
Redevelopment Authority of the County of Berks
This page updated April 30, 2012.