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Small Business Restart Grant Program

  *We will now accept applications until 7/17/2020 The Small Business Restart Grant Program is providing grants between $2,500 and 10,000 to eligible business owners located within Berks County, but outside the City of Reading. Grant must be used to cover the following business-related expenses: • Rent/mortgage payments for business location • Payroll costs • [...]

2020 5k Run for Shelter Sponsors needed

We are SO EXCITED to announce our 2nd Annual 5K Run for Shelter! The Reading-Berks Association of REALTORS® is proud to work together with Habitat for Humanity of Berks County and Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Berks, Inc. TOGETHER we strive to increase neighborhood revitalization, create additional housing opportunities, and restore hope for deserving families’ […]

Summary and Analysis of Federal CARES Act Eviction Moratorium

Click here to download this information Summary and Analysis of Federal CARES Act Eviction Moratorium On March 27, 2020, the president signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) into law. The law includes important, immediate protections for tenants and homeowners. The federal eviction moratorium for tenants living in certain types of […]

Partnership support from Fulton Bank

$5K to provide homeownership education in Berks County.

Home buyer education fee

Beginning in January of 2020, there will be a fee of $25.00 per participant to attend our home buyer education workshops. In order for Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Berks Inc. (NHSGBI) to continue working towards self-sufficiency, starting on January 1st, 2020 we are going to be implementing a twenty-five-dollar ($25.00) non- refundable registration fee […]

$25 will help us go a long way

Hi friends. Our mission at Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Berks Inc (NHSGBI) is to promote affordable housing to members of the community we serve. We do this via our lending and counseling programs we offer. We invite you to come in and learn more about our agency: Who we are, what we do and [...]

NeighborhoodLIFT program off to a good start

NeighborhoodLIFT® is a collaborative effort between Wells Fargo, local nonprofits, and NeighborWorks® America (NWA). The program provides down payment assistance grants, homebuyer counseling and education, as well as Local Initiatives, and LIFT the Block grants focused on supporting efforts to revitalize housing markets

Neighborhood LIFT Program

Interested in buying a home in Allegheny County? NHS of Greater Berks is proud to be part of the NeighborhoodLIFT program in collaboration with Wells Fargo, NeighborWorks® America and NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania. NeighborhoodLIFT is a national down payment assistance program sponsored by Wells Fargo and NeighborWorks® America. It provides eligible homebuyers with $15,000 to use […]

Watch our BCTV visit discussing Finance

In case you missed our appearance on BCTV discussing Finance Education, here’s a preview of our interview in Spanish. En caso de que se haya perdido nuestra aparición en BCTV discutiendo Educación Financiera, aquí hay una vista previa de nuestra entrevista.

Pennsylvania Expands PHARE funding to $40 Million

Exciting news! Legislation was just signed by the Governor that expands PHARE!  As part of some last minute budget negotiations, Senator Art Haywood (D-4) and Senator Elder Vogel (R – 47) were able to include additional funds for PHARE as part of the spending bill. The bill was passed by the House and Senate and […]