The Housing Authority of the City of Erie (HACE) exists to provide
safe, decent, and affordable housing for lower-income families, elderly and
persons with disabilities; and to foster among the residents we serve
economic self-sufficiency, and a sense of community and pride in the
neighborhoods where they reside.
To this end, the Housing Authority, through its admission and occupancy policy, will provide housing to a cross-section of the low-income population in order to obtain a broad range of incomes in public housing and to promote economic diversity resulting from employment.
HACE owns and manages more than 2,000 quality housing units in the City of Erie for low and moderate income families, elderly, and persons with disabilities.
HACE also provides rental assistance to more than 1,000 families for units rented from private landlords through the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. The housing choice voucher program is the federal government's major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses and apartments.
The types of housing in our programs are varied. From multi-family units to single family homes, from suburban apartment style complexes to high rise buildings, we have the housing available to meet many low income needs.
But as you will find out while browsing this site -- and please use "News To Use" as the column at left invites you to do -- it's not just about housing, mortar, and bricks. It's about education, jobs, recreation, health, and a whole host of services we provide for our residents.
It's about people.
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