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--- Issued October 6, 2011

The Housing Authority of the City of Erie has awarded construction contracts totaling over $10 million during the summer of 2011. These contract awards have generated over 100 construction jobs and will provide major renovations to apartments and houses owned by the Housing Authority. Over 90% of the work will be carried out by local contractors.

Construction work has started at five different housing sites and will commence at a sixth site shortly. Improvements now underway or planned include the following:

  • Project “G” $5.3 million includes installation of new underground gas lines at the John E. Horan Garden Apartments; new energy efficient furnaces and electrical service panels at 325 single family houses; and, new interior water lines and exterior siding replacement at 224 apartments in Harbor Homes at 18th and Downing.
  • Erie Heights modernization (W. 38th and Garden Avenue) $3.2 million includes new energy efficient furnaces, window replacement, and bathroom renovations in 210 apartments.
  • C. Ted Dombrowski Apartments (E. 15th and Wallace Streets) $558,000 includes new energy efficient furnaces, replacement of exterior siding, and new electrical panels for 33 apartments.
  • Friendship Apartments (11th and French Streets) $135,000 to replace main heating system for 200 apartments.
  • Various Sites $234,000 to replace or repair sidewalks.
  • 2120B Gladstone Court $698,000 to rebuild a five unit apartment building that was lost in a fire that occurred in November 2010.

Most of this work is well under way with the exception of Gladstone Court which will start the week of October 3. All work is scheduled to be complete in the spring of 2012.

Funding for these capital improvements will come from a variety of sources including Capital Fund grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ($5.7 million); operating reserves ($1.3 million), insurance proceeds ($725,000), and loans ($2.4 million).

The Housing Authority provides affordable housing to over 8,000 Erie residents.

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