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--- Issued March 1, 2013

The Housing Authority of the City of Erie will kick off  its year-long celebration of its 75 years of service to the Erie community on Wednesday, March 13, at 12:15 p.m., at the Dental Office and Resident Services Complex, 2120 East 10th Street.

This will be followed by an open house for residents of the John E. Horan Garden Apartments from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

"We are eager to celebrate our years of service," said John E. Horan, executive director of the Authority.  "Seventy-five years is a long time.  It is worth celebrating!"

The Housing Authority of the City of Erie was established by Erie City Council on March 13, 1938.

"We are one of the oldest housing authorities in Pennsylvania and in the United States," Horan said. "Ours is a rich and interesting history of providing affordable housing for more than 75,000 citizens of Erie, from World War II into the 21st century. 

"We are proud of our role in the Erie community.''