Week 2 Love Your Block project underway

Work crews will be in the East Bayfront neighborhood this week

The City of Erie’s Love Your Block team is in the midst of this summer’s second project week – which runs through July 29 – with 14 small home repair and cleanup projects in the East Bayfront neighborhood. That area is bounded by Holland Street to the west, The Bayfront Connector to the east, East Sixth Street to the north and East 12th Street to the south.

Continuing today through Saturday, volunteers and Love Your Block team members will spread out to work with neighbors who have been selected to receive mini-grants for small projects including porch painting and repair, handrail installation, landscaping, large item removal, and mailbox and house number installation. Crews from the City’s Streets Department are also assisting with the projects.

  • Start times: Wednesday, 9 a.m.; Thursday, 1 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.; Saturday; 9 a.m.
  • Start location: 633 East Seventh Street
A work crew prepares a house for painting, on July 25, 2023, in the 600 block of East Seventh Street in Erie. They are part of a team of AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps members who will work in Erie through the end of August. During this week, they are helping with the Love Your Block Project Week 2 in the East Bayfront neighborhood. CHRISTOPHER MILLETTE/CITY OF ERIE

The Love Your Block initiative aligns with Mayor Joe Schember’s vision to provide welcoming, vibrant neighborhoods for Erie.

“We want to build opportunity, restore hope, and transform Erie,” said Mayor Schember, referring to his administration’s Mission Statement. “Programs like this are helping us do that in these neighborhoods, and with some of the people who need it the most. We are excited to be doing it.”

Here’s the lineup for the next Love Your Block projects, and the neighborhoods that they’ll be in:

  • August 22 – 26, Lakeside
  • August 29 – Sept. 2, Marvintown
For more information:

To learn more about Love Your Block, visit our website: cityof.erie.pa.us/loveyourblock. To volunteer, fill out the registration form at our website or call our office at 814-870-1276.

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