COVID-19 Update

As we move through these challenging times, I wanted to update you on what is happening at the Housing Authority of the City of Erie (HACE) as it relates to our response to the COVID-19 virus. It is necessary that as businesses and neighborhoods open that we continue to work together and follow the guidelines recommended by the Governors office and the Center for Disease Control. The programs and services listed below will begin to open under the recommended guidelines.

  • HACE offices, including the application offices, will begin to open by appointment on June 15th. Residents and applicants will be required to wear a mask. Children under 16 will not be permitted in the offices.
  • If you have a change of income, you can call your office or report it online at www.hace.org. You may also mail a written statement to your office or drop it off at the drop box in front of your management office!
  • During this time, it is important to continue to pay your rent. The drive-thru at the banks remain open for your rent payment or after contacting your office, you may also drop off a money order for your rent at the drop box.
  • HACE maintenance staff will begin to do work orders inside of occupied units on June 15th. The work area will be sealed off, maintenance staff will wear masks and gloves. Residents will be required to wear masks and remain in another area of the house. You will be asked if any member of your household has been sick in the past 14 days.
  • The YMCA Kids Clubs will open on June 15th under special COVID-19 rules. Please call the YMCA at 456-6558 & 860-8499 and JFK at 898-0400 to sign up.
  • The Early Connections Childcare Centers in the John E. Horan Garden Apts. and Harbor Homes are open.
  • Porta-pools will not operate this summer.
  • Recreational game boxes that are packed with new family games and activity toys are available to any family with school-age children. Please call Cherie Kinem at 452-2425, the YMCA Kids Club at 456-6558 or 960-8499 or the JFK Center at 898-0400 to have a game box delivered to your family.
  • PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING - WASH YOUR HANDS - STAY AT HOME!!!!WEAR A MASK WHEN OUTSIDE!
  • If A MEMBER OF YOUR FAMILY TESTS POSITIVE FOR OR IS IN QUARANTINE FOR THE COVID-19 VIRUS: PLEASE CONTACT YOUR MANAGER SO THAT PRECAUTIONS CAN BE TAKEN WHEN PERFORMING MAINTENANCE WORK OR EMERGENCY REPAIRS IN YOUR HOME. YOUR INFORMATION WILL BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL.

If we work together, we can begin to return our neighborhoods back to normal in a safe way for residents and HACE staff. Thank you for your cooperation during these very challenging times.


COVID19 Letter to HACE Residents 6/1/20