The Housing Authority of the City of Erie recognized at SafeNet's Domestic Violence Awareness Month News Conference

The Housing Authority of the City of Erie along with the City of Erie Police and Millcreek Police Departments were recognized at SafeNet's Domestic Violence Awareness Month News Conference for their partnership with SafeNet in implementing a Lethality Program for victims of domestic violence. The Lethality Program uses a scoring system to determine if potential domestic violence victims should be connected immediately with a Safenet Counselor. The Housing Authority Quebec Unit police officers have been trained and been successfully using the Lethality Program format for over 2 years. Domestic Violence is and has been the number one reason police are called to a residence in public housing for over twenty years. The Lethality Program gives the Quebec officers one more very valuable tool to ensure the safety of residents who are the victim of domestic violence.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Housing Authority of the City of Erie would like to commend SafeNet for their ongoing commitment to making domestic violence victims safe in Erie County.

Dear Housing Authority of the City of Erie (HACE) Public Housing Resident:

An important meeting for residents will be held on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at 6:30 p.m.  Due to COVID19 concerns the meeting will be held by Zoom conference call that you can access through your phone or computer. You may register by contacting Dusti Dennis at 452-2425 or dennisd@hace.org. A video of the 2021 Agency Plan Resident meeting will be available for viewing on the HACE website at www.hace.org.

The purpose of the meeting is to give you an opportunity to provide information for consideration by HACE in planning for the use of 2021 federal funds expected to be allocated to the Authority by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. These funds, estimated at $4.8 million, can be used for needed physical and management improvements throughout our public housing program.

Information provided by the residents at this meeting will be used by the Housing Authority, in consultation with the Resident Advisory Board, to prepare the 2021 Annual Statement. The Authority looks forward to active participation of our residents in the preparation of this important document. We will provide you with information at the meeting concerning eligible and ineligible activities, and related information. We look forward to hearing from you on September 22nd.

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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HACE Attends Dedication of the League of Women Voters Mural

On Tuesday, August 18th, HACE Deputy Director Dusti Dennis and Resident Initiative’s Coordinator Cherie Kinem attended the dedication of the League of Women Voters Mural located at 7th and State. The mural commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. giving women the “Right to Vote”. Executive Director stated that HACE was pleased to be a part of the very momentous occasion.

Deputy Director Dusti Dennis made the following remarks at the event.

"We appreciate the opportunity to be one of the sponsors of this mural celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Women getting the Right to Vote and thank the League of Women Voters, Erie Downtown Partnership and the local artists for this amazing tribute to those who fought for our rights. Educating our residents in the importance of their vote through partnerships with local organizations such as the League of Women Voters is something the housing authority is committed to so that the voices of all are heard on election day."

VOTE SO THAT YOUR VOICE IS HEARD!!!!!

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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