Community Development

Goal 1: To provide decent housing by preserving the affordable housing stock, increasing the availability of affordable housing and reducing discriminatory barriers.

Goal 2: To provide a suitable living environment through safer, more livable neighborhoods.

Goal 3: To expand economic opportunities through more jobs paying self-sufficient wages, home ownership opportunities and development activities that promote long-term community viability.

Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME)

Federal funding for the Development and Rehabilitation of affordable rental and ownership housing for low and moderate income households.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The primary objective of this federal program is to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment and economic opportunities principally for persons of low and moderate income levels.

Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

A federal program designed to help improve the quality of existing emergency shelters for the homeless, to make available additional shelters, to meet the costs of operating shelters and to provide essential social services to homeless individuals and to help prevent homelessness.

Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP)

The primary objective of this federal program is to address the rising community issues arising from the mortgage foreclosure crisis. In addressing these issues, the City of Erie has partnered with Housing and Neighborhood Development Services (H.A.N.D.S), the Erie Redevelopment Authority (ERA), and the Bayfront Eastside Taskforce (BEST) to acquire ten (10) abandoned/foreclosed properties in the Little Italy, Central City, and the Bayfront Eastside neighborhoods. Additionally, we have demolished ten (10) blighted homes and have constructed six (6) new single-family homes that are 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 (6) apartments that have been 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 additional information and view the NSP homes available for purchase, please utilize one of the links provided below: (BEST) (ERA)

Comprehensive Plans

Needs Survey for 5 Year Consolidated Plan

City of Erie MBE & WBE Contractors & Vendors (Revised January, 2018)

Please note: The list of contractors provided is not a statement of endorsement by the City of Erie.

For additions and revisions to the list, please contact Veronica Fields at (814) 870-1263 or

Abolish Pest Management WBE 1411 East Lake Rd., Erie, PA  16511 (814) 456-PEST Pest Management, Supplies and Service
Actual Dimensions P.O. Box 586, Erie, PA  16512-0586 N/A Building Construction
Beacon Construction & Development MBE 1854 East 26th St., Erie, PA 16510 (814) 898-0100 Single-Family Housing construction
Bohrer Enterprise, Inc. WBE 7449 Belle Rd., Harborcreek 16421 (814) 899-9299 814-4814 (Fax) Motor freight transportation
Carol Kaiser Trucking WBE 2207 Linwood Ave., Erie, PA  16510 (814) 899-3569 Trucking, Construction
Cindy Glover Trucking, Inc. WBE 13925 French Creek Rd., Waterford (814) 434-2559 240-3973 (Fax) Hauling various aggregate materials
Cooley Exterminating Service MBE 1716 Parade St., Erie, PA 16503 (814) 459-6699 870-0558 (Pager) Pest Control/Exterminating
Concrete Services Corp. WBE 3000 Blair Rd., Fairview, PA 16505 (814) 474-4777 Residential & commercial concrete contractor
Crenshaw Brothers Construction, Inc. MBE 1854 East 26th St., Erie, PA 16510 (814) 825-5547 (814) 898-4032 General construction, drainage, water mains, storm, sewers, curbs, sidewalks, inlets, manholes, etc.
Ditrich Construction Supply WBE 813 E. 11th St., Erie, PA  16503 (814) 864-7606 866-2194 (Fax) Distribution of Innovative Building Materials
Environmental Remediation & Recovery WBE 4250 Route 6N, Edinboro, PA 16412 (814) 734-6411 734-4756 (Fax) Consulting firm specializing in the assessment  and remediation of soil & groundwater contamination
Ferg’s Construction MBE 2004 German St. Erie, PA (814) 602-0368 General Construction
Ferg’s Tree Service MBE 2004 German St. Erie, PA (814) 602-0368 Tree Removal/Trimming & Stump Grinding
Fountain Construction & Co. WBE 6853 SW Bay Shore Dr., Traverse City, MI (231) 929-7202 Fountain construction & renovation
Hammond Construction MBE 429 East 8th St. Erie, PA 16503 (814) 504-8540 Building Construction
Helen Nelson Trucking WBE 9071 Peach St., Waterford, 16441 (814) 864-7176 679-4008 (Fax) Freight shipping & trucking company
Interiors of Erie, Inc. WBE 3831 West Ridge Rd., Erie, PA 16506 (814) 833-8110 833-8110 (Fax) Interior Designs
Jackson General Contracting MBE 4110 Pine Ave., Erie, PA  16504 (814) 824-4220 Building Construction
J. Harris Solutions MBE 2710 Emmett Rd. Erie, PA 16510 N/A Building Construction
Keys Construction, Inc. MBE 2123 Warfel Avenue (814) 454-1861 Residential & commercial concrete contractor
Keystone University Research Corp. WBE 3823 W. 12th St., Erie, PA 16505 (814) 836-9295 836-9615 (Fax) Research and consulting services
Landmark Painting Co. WBE P.O. Box 9682, Erie, PA 16505 (814) 459-2561 Commercial & Residential Painting and Wallcovering
Lanier Steel Products, Inc. WBE P.O. Box 412, Commerce, GA 30529 (706) 335-7200 Supply railroad track materials & steel pipe
Marsh & Marsh Construction MBE 245 Gateway Dr., Fairview, PA 16415 (814) 464-7844 Building Construction
Moore Distributors, Inc. WBE 909 Kinter Hill Rd, Cambridge Springs (814) 796-6110 Wholesale Electric Equipment & Supplies
Moore Research Services, Inc. WBE 670 W. 36th St., Erie, PA  16508 (814) 835-4100 835-4110 (Fax) Marketing Research Firm
Niagara Electrical Contractors WBE P.O. Box 596, Erie, PA  16512-0596 (814) 453-3335 Electrical Contractor
RMS Trucking WBE 4820 Pacific Ave. Erie, PA 16506 (814) 464-8818 Motor contract carrier of general commodities
Royal Homes Construction, Inc. MBE 1854 East 26th St., Erie, PA 16510 (814) 898-4032 Painting, general construction, rehab and remodelling of homes
Rule’s Construction WBE 1831 West 27th St., Erie, PA 16508 (814) 403-0930 Painting, general construction, rehab and remodelling of homes
Servco Products, Inc. MBE 836 East 140th St., Cleveland, OH 44110 (814) 249-1900 Suppliers of Fasteners and Mill Supplies
Technical Roofing & Remodelling Asst. MBE 429 East 8th St. Erie, PA 16503 (814) 882-0343 (814) 722-1058 General Construction & Remodelling
T.L. Trucking, Inc. WBE 9346 West Main Rd., North East, PA (814) 725-4235 Motor contract carrier of general commodities, transporting commodities in bulk around the U.S.
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