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--- Issued Dec. 28, 2010

The Erie Housing Authority’s 2011 calendar, “One Family, Many Cultures,” has just been published. It is the ninth in a series that showcases the richness of the Erie public housing experience.

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In his introduction to the calendar, John E. Horan, the Erie Housing Authority, writes:

"In earlier calendars, we have featured the Services (2003) offered to assist our residents on their journey toward self-sufficiency; the Heroes of Public Housing (2004), former residents who have gone on to make significant contributions to society; the Gardens of Public Housing (2005); Art in Public Housing (2006); the Children of Public Housing (2007); the Photography of Public Housing (2008); the History of Public Housing (2009); and Recession-Proof Recipes of Public Housing (2010). All of our calendars are available for viewing on our website, www.hace.org.

"In 2011, we celebrate the diverse cultures represented in today’s public housing population. Each month features the unique culture of a family that now calls Erie’s public housing “home.” Most of the stories are of families who were ripped from their original homeland by war or religious persecution. Their long and often perilous journey to Erie is reminiscent of many earlier waves of immigrants and refugees who came to this country in search of freedom and opportunity.

"Each of our families has other things in common: they value education, they work for a living, they pay taxes, and they are, or soon will be, proud United States citizens. Although only a small portion of our population, the country and Erie are better for the contributions made by the many ethnic groups that have found a safe haven in America. For however long they reside in Erie’s public housing, we are all richer for the experience of being “One Family, Many Cultures.”

Our 2011 calendar is being sent to residents and friends of the Erie Housing Authority. Copies are also available to the public, for as long as they last, at the Authority's Central Office, 606 Holland Street.

For more information, call John Horan at 452-2425.