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--- Issued Dec. 31, 2010

On December 27, 2009, the Board of the Erie Housing Authority approved the draft of the 2011 Agency Plan, leaving only one more step before the plan can be implemented.

The Authority’s Agency Plan is a document submitted annually to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). It details how HACE will spend federal funds for construction, renovation, programs, equipment, and services.

The Authority expects to receive $3.6 million for public housing improvements in 2011.

As of November 1, the Erie Housing Authority began taking public comment on the draft of its 2011 Agency Plan. The plan was available for inspection by the public at the HACE’s central office, 606 Holland Street for a 45-day period, ending December 15, 2010.

The Annual Plan makes public the financial and collaborative resources made available by HACE to deliver high quality housing and economic self-sufficiency services to the low-income population of the City of Erie.

It informs the public, through being on display and through a series of public meetings and Resident Advisory Board meetings, of some of the unique challenges facing the Authority.

Where possible, HACE suggested approaches to these challenges, and shared these initiatives with a cross-section of community leaders, residents, and members of the Resident Advisory board.

On December 15, a public hearing on the Agency Plan was held at the John E. Horan Garden Apartments Learning Center, 730 Tacoma Road. That was followed by Board Approval on December 27.

Now that the HACE Board has approved the draft plan, it is being submitted this month to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for final, federal approval.