--- Issued September 15, 2016

Washington, D.C. – The Housing Authority of the City of Erie has been chosen as a recipient of a national  “Award of Excellence” for its Wangaria Maathai Tree Planting project.

The Erie authority is one of only 20 housing authorities nationwide to receive this award, presented by the National Association of Housing And Redevelopment (NAHRO).

Housing Authority officials will travel to New Orleans on October 15 to receive the honor during NAHRO’s National Conference and Exhibition.

Read the NAHRO press release describing the award and tree project by clicking HERE.