Housing Authority of the City of Erie

606 Holland Street
Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania
(814) 452-2425

Housing Authority of the City of Erie is a public housing agency in Erie, Pennsylvania that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, and Public Housing programs. As of March 19th, 2019, Housing Authority of the City of Erie has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Authority of the City of Erie serves Erie.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Indefinitely
Housing Authority of the City of Erie Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Housing Authority of the City of Erie Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Erie (HACE) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

HACE offers 10 family communities ranging in size from 1 to 6 bedrooms, and five communities dedicated to elderly/disabled individuals, located throughout the City of Erie. For a complete list of each community this housing authority offers, please follow this link.

To apply for public housing, you can submit a pre application online here, or visit the HACE office apply, located at 606 Holland St., Erie, PA 16501, during normal office hours. Please note: If you submit an online pre application, you must come into the office within 30 days to submit a full application with the housing authority. Be sure to bring these documents with you when applying: social security cards, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

The HACE does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: live and/or work in the City of Erie, disabled, or elderly.

More information can be found by visiting the HACE website at http://www.hace.org/, or they can be reached by calling 814-452-2425 during normal office hours.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (814)452-2425.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/29/2015.

Other Housing Authority of the City of Erie Waiting Lists

Closed: Housing Authority of the City of Erie Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Erie (HACE) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for two weeks in August 2014, and before that in June 2009. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the HACE website, or call the office at (814) 452-2425.

Last Updated on 04/15/2016.

About Housing Authority of the City of Erie

More information about Housing Authority of the City of Erie can be found on its website at http://www.hace.org/.

HCV Portability Status

As of 03/19/2019, it is not known if Housing Authority of the City of Erie is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Housing Authority of the City of Erie Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of the City of Erie manages 985 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 901 3 81
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $413 $997 $319
Monthly Cost $372,269 $2,991 $25,824

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the City of Erie

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 25% having issued approximately 40 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 21 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $12,064 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 29% of households had wages as a major source of income, 6% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 60% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

7% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 57% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 13% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

51% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 48% of households with children have a female head of household. 77% of all households were headed by a female.

53% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 43% of all heads of households being Black and 2% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Erie Housing Choice Voucher program, 24% include at least one person with a disability. 45% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 74% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

42% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 28% with 2 bedrooms and 28% with 3 or more bedrooms. 2% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Housing Authority of the City of Erie voucher holders in 2016 was $282 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $478. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $142.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Operated by Housing Authority of the City of Erie

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1819 E 18th St
Erie, PA

Lake City

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Erie, PA

Horan Garden Apartments

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Pineview

4202 Schaper Ave
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Joseph A. Schmid Towers

153 E 6th St
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