Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson recognizes former HACE resident Chatiqua Keyes-Carr for becoming a first time home buyer!

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson recognizes former HACE resident Chatiqua Keyes-Carr for becoming a first time home buyer!

Housing Authority Executive Director Michael Fraley states that Ms. Keyes-Carr is representative of the many residents working and going to school to become economically self-sufficient!! Ms. Keyes-Carr was assisted in her journey by staff from the HACE Family Self-sufficiency program.

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson recognizes former HACE resident Chatiqua Keyes-Carr for becoming a first time home buyer!

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What Home Means to Jayla

"My home is very special. It’s my favorite place because it’s where I get to love my family and be myself. It’s my favorite place to cuddle with my big sister. I’m very lucky to have a home."

– Jayla Holloway, age 7

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Housing Authority of the City of Erie (HACE) resident Chrinesse Mpunga was recently selected as the First Place recipient of the 2020 Pennsylvania Association of Housing and Redevelopment Agencies (PAHRA) Paul G. Pecharko Memorial Scholarship. The $3,000 scholarship is awarded annually. Chrinesse will be entering her Junior year at Gannon University where she has earned Dean’s List Honors all four terms. She is a pre-law major with focus on International Law. She is currently doing internships at the Know Law Firm and the HACE Accounting. She also works at the YMCA Childcare Center. Executive Director Michael Fraley stated that Chrinesse has a dynamic personality that is contagious and he believes that she will have a significant impact in the world accomplishing her stated goal of serving people both in her home country of Democratic Republic Congo and in underserved communities in the United States.

Erie, PA (March 17, 2020) -- Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the Housing Authority of the City of Erie has made several adjustments to its standard procedures to ensure that it can continue to provide safe, quality and affordable housing to current residents and ensure the safety of its employees.

Until the National, State and County emergency declarations come to an end, the following procedures will be implemented for public housing residents:

  • No Housing Authority resident will be at risk of eviction.
  • No Section 8 voucher holder/participant will be at risk of losing their vouchers.
  • All Housing Authority offices will remain open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. When possible, work will be done by phone.
  • Maintenance staff will respond to emergency work orders only.
  • After-hour emergency work orders will still be responded to by calling 898-0937.
  • Section 8 Voucher classes will be postponed until April 20th.
  • Section 8 Inspections will be conducted by phone unless an emergency repair is required.

During this time of national concern, we ask all of our residents to practice the safe health habits recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Erie County Department of Health. We encourage all residents to stay informed and follow the advice of these health agencies. For more information, residents should refer to the Coronavirus website at CDC.gov.

The Housing Authority of the City of Erie remains committed to our mission and the families we serve. As always, residents should contact their management office or the Housing Authority Central Office with questions or concerns at 452-2425.