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Housing Authority of the City of Erie

2019 Annual and Five-Year Plan Review and Public Hearing



The Housing Authority of the City of Erie (HACE), in compliance with Section 511 of the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998, hereby makes public notice of the following:


On October 28, 2018, the HACE will provide for public review, inspection, and comment, the HACE’s draft 2019 Agency Plan update and supportive material. These documents will be available for inspection by the public at the HACE administration office, 606 Holland St., Erie, PA, 16501, during normal business hours (8:30 am–4:30 pm, Monday - Friday) for a 45-day period, ending December 11, 2018. To facilitate public access and review of the plans, the HACE has arranged for copies of the primary documents to be available at the following site offices:                                                                 


Harbor Homes, 1839 E. 18 St.                                       Schmid Towers, 153 E. 6 St.

John E. Horan Garden Apts., 730 Tacoma Rd.             Friendship Apts., 111 E. 11 St.

Lake City Dwellings, 315 E. 16 St.                               Ostrow Apts., 4220 Davison Ave.

Pineview, 4020 Garden Ave.                                         Marsha Hall Learning Ctr., 1841 E. 18 St.

City of Erie Clerk’s Office, 626 State St., Room 104

 The Plan details the way in which the Authority proposes to allocate approximately $4.4 million in federal fiscal year 2019 funds. Public housing residents may contact their Resident Advisory Board representatives to review and comment on the Plan. Section 8 clients or interested private citizens may review the documents at the HACE administration office. All comments on the draft plan must be in writing and be received in the HACE office no later than the close of business on Wednesday, December 12, 2018.

 On Wednesday, December 12, 2018, the HACE Board of Commissioners will conduct a public hearing to discuss the 2019 Agency Plan update and invite public comment regarding the plan. The hearing will take place at the John E. Horan Garden Apts. Learning Center, 730 Tacoma Rd., Erie, PA beginning at 6:30 p.m.

 The HACE will contact all organizations and groups that it believes are interested in the operations, programs, and services of the HACE, to specifically seek their comments and recommendations.The HACE will consider all public comments received on the plan and make any changes deemed advisable based on the comments and in consultation with the Housing Authority’s Resident Advisory Board.


The Housing Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employment Agency.


Lisa Hurst recently graduated from the Public Housing Family Self-sufficiency Program. She has been in the program since 2016. She completed budget classes, home ownership classes and met regularly with her Housing Authority FSS Caseworker. She is now the proud owner of her new home and will use the money accumulated in her escrow for an emergency fund.

It's Independence Day for Lisa Hurst, a graduate of the Public Housing Family Self-Sufficiency Program. Shown with Housing Authority Director Mike Fraley and caseworkers Sabrina Tolbert and Patreece Johnson.

Earns Best Practices Award

The Lethality Assessment Program, which helps Erie police to assess risks of domestic violence victims and get them immediate help from community resources, has been recognized for its effectiveness by state and national organizations.


--- Issued April 25, 2018

Ahmed Abukar, 17, 100 block of East 18th Street, graduated from Collegiate Academy this fall hoping to go to college.


--- Issued May 25. 2018

Apply in June for Section 8!

--- Issued May 24, 2018
From the Erie Times-News on 05-24-2018
Housing Authority gets $4.4 Million Federal Grant
By Kevin Flowers

The Erie Housing Authority is in line to receive $4.4 million from the federal government to make improvements at many of its units across the city.


--- Issued April 16, 2018

The annual  Gannon University Health Fair, sponsored by Junior/Senior Nursing students from Gannon University, was held Thursday, April 12, at the John E. Horan Garden Apartments, and it was a huge success!


--- Issued April 8, 2018

The Erie Housing Authority recently held its Annual Employee Breakfast. The Annual Breakfast brings employees up to date on what is happened with the Housing Authority, regarding both its immediate and long-term goals.  In the immediate future, its all about a HACE team effort "For the Kids" and the March of Dimes.