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County of Berks Public Hearing Notice

County of Berks Public Hearing Notice

The County of Berks invites citizens, municipal officials, public agencies and other interested parties to participate in the development of the County’s Consolidated Plan covering federal fiscal years 2019-2023 by attending a public hearing on Thursday, August 30, 22018 at 7:00 p.m. in the 4H conference room, County Agricultural Center, 1206 County Welfare Road, Bern Township.

The purpose of the hearing is to obtain the views and comments of individuals and organizations regarding the overall housing and community development needs of the County and to provide a review of the County’s past program performance.  The information will be used in preparation of the 5 Year Consolidated Plan and the 2019 Action Plan.

For Federal Fiscal Year 2019, the County expects to receive $2,200,000 from the CDBG Program, $630,000 from the HOME Program, and $186,000 from the ESG Program.  The County is also eligible to participate in the Section 108 Program.  Section 108 is the loan guarantee provision of the CDBG Program whereby the County can borrow up to five times their latest CDBG Program grant for eligible activities.

All citizens, public agencies and other interested parties may either attend this hearing or their views and comments in writing.  Written views and comments should be addressed to the Berks County Redevelopment Authority, Services Center – 14th Floor, 633 Court Street, Reading, PA 19601.  Persons requiring assistance due to hearing, speech or vision impairments should notify the Berks County Redevelopment Authority at 610-478-6325 or 610-478-6335 (TDD).