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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.

Jayla Holloway is presented with her plaque for being selected as a winner in the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) Annual What Home Means to Me Calendar Poster Contest.

Jayla Holloway is presented with her plaque for being selected as a winner in the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) Annual What Home Means to Me Calendar Poster Contest.

Jayla's art work is displayed in July on the 2020 NAHRO calendar. Along with the plaque Jayla was presented with a $100 VISA gift card. Pictured with Jayla from left to right are Cherie Kinem, HACE Resident Initiatives Coordinator, her mother Rose Grady, Jayla and Michael R. Fraley, Housing Authority of the City of Erie Executive Director. JAYLA is very active at the John E. Horan Garden Apartments YMCA Kids Club and is a member of the "Future Stars" Theatre Group.

The Quebec officers from the HACE COPPS Community Policing Program recently read to the children at Early Connections Child Care Center.

The Quebec officers from the HACE COPPS Community Policing Program recently read to the children at Early Connections Child Care Center.

Children at the John Horan Garden Apartments and Harbor Home Centers received stuffed animals, hats, gloves and blankets. The items were donated to the officers from family members who belong to St. James Lutheran Church in Fairview, Pa and from Alpha Eta Master chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. After story time the officers answered the children’s questions about being a police officer. This is an activity the Quebec officers do a couple of times a year.

2019 Annual Report

The Mission of the Housing Authority of the City of Erie is 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, a sense of community, and pride in the neighborhood where they reside.

To further the Authority’s Mission, the Board formally established Goals and Objectives for 2019. The following annual report will give the current status as of December 31, 2019 on our progress in carrying out the mandates in the HACE Board resolution dated January 28, 2019.

Click Here to Download the 2019 Annual Report