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--- Issued October 28, 2016

The Housing Authority of the City of Erie (HACE), in compliance with Section 511 of the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998, hereby makes public notice of the following: On October 28, 2016, the HACE will provide, for public review, inspection, and comment, the HACE’s draft 2017 Agency Plan update and supportive material.

These documents will be available for inspection by the public at the HACE administration office, 606 Holland St., Erie, PA, 16501, during normal business hours (8:30 am–4:30 pm, Monday through Friday) for a 45-day period, ending December 12, 2016. To facilitate public access and review of the plans, the HACE has arranged for copies of the primary documents to be available at the following site offices:  

Harbor Homes, 1839 E. 18 St. 

Schmid Towers, 153 E. 6 St.

John E. Horan Garden Apts., 730 Tacoma Rd.          

Friendship Apts., 111 E. 11 St.

Lake City Dwellings, 315 E. 16 St.                             

Ostrow Apts., 4220 Davison Ave.

Pineview, 4020 Garden Ave.                                       

Marsha Hall Learning Ctr., 1841 E. 18 St.

City of Erie Clerk’s Office, 626 State St., Room 104

The Plan details the way in which the Authority proposes to allocate approximately $2,806,098 in federal fiscal year 2017 funds. Public housing residents may contact their Resident Advisory Board representatives to review and comment on the Plan. Section 8 clients or interested private citizens may review the documents at the HACE administration office. All comments on the draft plan must be in writing and be received in the HACE office no later than the close of business on Monday, December 12, 2016.

On Wednesday, December 14, 2016, the HACE Board of Commissioners will conduct a public hearing to discuss the 2017 Agency Plan update and invite public comment regarding the plan. The hearing will take place at the John E. Horan Garden Apts. Learning Center, 730 Tacoma Rd., Erie, PA beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The HACE will contact all organizations and groups that it believes are interested in the operations, programs, and services of the HACE, to specifically seek their comments and recommendations.

The HACE will consider all public comments received on the plan and make any changes deemed advisable based on the comments and in consultation with the Housing Authority’s Resident Advisory Board.