Michael R. Fraley, Housing Authority of the City of Erie executive director is pictured presenting city of Erie Superintendent of Schools Brian Polito with a check totaling $171,508.23 for its portion of the HACE Payment in Lieu of Taxes. (PILOT) Since 1941 HACE has made voluntary PILOT payments to the three taxing bodies. 

In addition to the Erie School District, HACE made payments of $134,535.01 to the city of Erie and $55, 539.15 to Erie County. 

Counting this year’s PILOT payment of $361,582.39, HACE has paid $9,187,839 in lieu of taxes since 1941. In addition, HACE provides yearly program funding totaling over $690,000 as part of partnerships with the city of Erie Police and Parks Departments, Erie County Probation and the Erie County Public Library. 

Fraley states that the Housing Authority is, by state law exempt from payment of real estate taxes, however we make these voluntary payments to the taxing bodies for the services they provide to our residents. HACE pays the maximum PILOT payments permitted by law.