Our Funding Sources

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG): This year’s Community Development Block Grant total for 2012 was $2,785,676.

Some of our CDBG projects for this year include:

Renovations at Community Health Net
JFK Air Conditioning
Housing Rehabilitation Programs through the Erie Redevelopment Authority
Mercy Center for Women Handicap Ramp
Accessible curb cuts on City Sidewalks
Damaged Tree Removal and Replacement
Street Resurfacing
Demolition of blighted and abandoned structures in neighborhoods.
Hamot Foundation – Wayne Center (Wayne school)
Home Weatherization Programs
Lead-safe rehabilitation of homes
Façade improvements for Downtown Businesses
Summer Recreation Programs for Youth
Neighborhood Centers
Erie Senior Center
Multicultural Resource Center
St. Paul’s Neighborhood Clinic
Community Policing
Y.M.C.A. swimming programs

HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME): This year’s funding which totaled $619,099 has been used to assist Housing and Neighborhood Development Services and the City of Erie Redevelopment Authority.

Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG): This year the City was awarded $277,197 in Emergency Solutions Grant funds. We used this funding to assist St. Patrick’s Haven, Community of Caring, Safenet, Erie City Mission, The Refuge, Community Shelter Services and the Mercy Center for Women. G.E.C.A.C. will administer the Rapid Re-housing component of the ESG grant.

Neighborhood Stabilization Program: Congress created the Neighborhood Stabilization Program to help cities, counties and states deal with community problems that are the result of the mortgage foreclosure crisis in the nation. The federal government provided money to about 250 local governments (cities and counties) and all 50 states. The City of Erie applied through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and was awarded $2,089,416 to address foreclosed and abandoned homes in the City of Erie.

As part of our program, the City of Erie has partnered with Housing and Neighborhood Development Services, the Erie Redevelopment Authority and the Bayfront Eastside Task Force to acquire 12 abandoned/foreclosed properties in the Little Italy, Central City and the Bayfront Eastside Neighborhoods. Additionally we have demolished ten blighted homes and are constructing 6 new single family homes that will be made available for purchase to those at less than 120% of median income.

We have also provided funding for the rehabilitation of a large apartment building on East 12th Street into six apartments that will be made available for individuals at 50% of median income. These projects will act to stabilize urban neighborhoods that have been hit hard by the national foreclosure crisis.

To obtain more information and view the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) homes available for purchase, please utilize one the links provided below:

http://www.hands-erie.org/ (HANDS),

http://www.eriemoves.com/17403 (BEST)

For information on the NSP homes built by the Erie Redevelopment Authority (ERA), please contact Mr. Mike Lorei at the ERA at (814) 870-1543.