October 24, 2019 - The Housing Authority has just released a draft copy of their 2020 Agency Plan.  To download the draft copy, please click here..

The Housing Authority funded construction projects totaling over $2,500,000 during the past 12 months. These projects included installing new windows and security screens in three developments, exterior painting of scattered sites, replacement of electric panel boxes, replacement of water lines, paving of parking lots and replacement of roofs in several developments. Over the past 10 years HACE has spent over $20,000,000 bringing and keeping our properties up to modern-day and
energy-efficient standards.

 
Youth from the John E. Horan Garden Apartments are enjoying relief from the heat swimming in the Housing Authority porta-pool. Summer activities so far have included Learn to Golf, Biddy-Ball, Meet Your Neighbor Days, Nature Camp and Recreational activities at four YMCA sites, the John F. Kennedy Center and the E.F. Smith Quality of Life Learning Center. There are many more activities planned for this summer including Learn to Fish, National Night Out, Ready Camp, Learn to Sail and everyone's favorite the 22nd Annual Family Picnic at Waldameer on July 19th. For more information call your management office or the central office at 452-2425.

"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. Member of John E. Horan Garden Apartments YMCA Kids Club.

Her talent and expressed sentiment earned first place for Jayla Holloway in the “What Home Means to Me” poster contest. She is the first Erie winner for the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials. Her entry now goes on to national competition. Jayla and her family live in the John E. Horan Garden Apartments.

Lori Metalonis from the Erie County Library is retiring July 10th. Miss Lori which is what all the kids call her has been the staff person assigned to the two Housing Authority on-site mini libraries since 2003. She has worked tirelessly to bring reading programs and increase access to books for public housing youth. She has developed on-site reading programs for daycare and HeadStart children, reading camps and reading challenges for school-age youth. She has participated in multiple new book giveaways and organized the very popular Therapy Dog Reading Program for public housing youth. Miss Lori and in many cases her husband were fixtures at public housing events extolling the importance of reading and making sure that any child who attended received a free book.  
 
Miss Lori will be missed by the residents and Housing Authority staff. She made a real difference in HACE neighborhoods and with the children she interacted with on a daily basis.  
 
Happy Retirement Lori!