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The Housing Authority of the City of Erie (HACE) held its Spring Employee Meeting on April 4th at the Bayfront Convention Center. The highlights of the event were Housing Authority staff receiving HACE Pins for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years of service while new employees were recognized and given HACE pins. HACE Maintenance Supervisor Vince Palermo was recognized for 37 years of service to HACE. In addition, United Way CEO Bill Jackson recognized HACE staff for twenty-four years of campaign growth.


  • Open only to Housing Authority of the City of Erie Public Housing residents.
  • Ages 18 – 24 (Not Head of Household).
  • Applicants must be currently attending college full time or accepted for the fall 2019 semester.
  • Valuable employment experience.
  • Earn money for college.
  • Internships available in recreation, clerical and maintenance programs.
  • Apply at the Housing Authority of the City of Erie, 606 Holland Street, Monday through Friday
  • 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Applications accepted until Friday, May 24, 2019
  • Internships limited so apply early. No one accepted for internship program without completed and approved application.




Date of Notice: April 3, 2019

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Date of Notice: April 22, 2019

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Congratulations to Petro Mashika who celebrated his U.S. citizenship on Friday, May 3. From the Ukraine, Petro works in the maintenance department at the John Horan Garden Apartments. He's worked for the Housing Authority for eight years and is married with three children aged 9,5 and 2.

Michael R. Fraley, Housing Authority of the City of Erie executive director is pictured presenting city of Erie Superintendent of Schools Brian Polito with a check totaling $171,508.23 for its portion of the HACE Payment in Lieu of Taxes. (PILOT) Since 1941 HACE has made voluntary PILOT payments to the three taxing bodies. 

In addition to the Erie School District, HACE made payments of $134,535.01 to the city of Erie and $55, 539.15 to Erie County. 

Counting this year’s PILOT payment of $361,582.39, HACE has paid $9,187,839 in lieu of taxes since 1941. In addition, HACE provides yearly program funding totaling over $690,000 as part of partnerships with the city of Erie Police and Parks Departments, Erie County Probation and the Erie County Public Library. 

Fraley states that the Housing Authority is, by state law exempt from payment of real estate taxes, however we make these voluntary payments to the taxing bodies for the services they provide to our residents. HACE pays the maximum PILOT payments permitted by law.

Mel Witherspoon, Founder/Commissioner of the Summer Spoon's Youth Basketball League presents a 2018 Sponsorship Award to the Housing Authority of the City of Erie Board of Commissioners President Bishop Dwane Brock and Executive Director Michael Fraley.