Assistance is available to income-qualified families in several communities including Union City Borough to have repairs made to their homes.
The assistance is being provided through Erie County’s Act 137 Affordable Housing Fund program. The Erie County Department of Planning is administering the program with the assistance of the Erie Redevelopment Authority (ERA).
Low-to-Moderate Income (LMI) families are eligible to apply for assistance. A LMI family is one whose income is no more than 80% of “median income” for Erie County.
To be considered income eligible, your family income must not exceed the low-to-moderate income limits as identified below:
(No. of people in household)
Income Limits likely to change in April 2023
Houses to be rehabilitated must be single-family structures and owner occupied. Mobile homes on private property are eligible. Mobile homes on leased property are not eligible. Houses located in floodplains are ineligible.
Types of Improvements
Repairs may include, but are not limited to:
- roof, gutters, soffit/fascia, chimney
- exterior and interior surfaces
- foundation work
- windows, doors
- stairs, rails and porches
- heating equipment
- electrical wiring
Type of Assistance
The assistance will be in the form of a 100% Hardship Grant. The homeowner pays nothing as long as they comply with the terms and conditions of the program. The grant monies will pay the cost of repairs (labor and materials) plus incidental costs like lead-based paint testing. In no case will funding used for rehabilitation work exceed $24,999.
Erie County 137 Housing Rehab Guidelines
The Application for Assistance including Program Guidelines is available at the Union City Borough Office, 13 South Main Street, 814-438-2331 during normal business hours and on our website:
The completed Application, along with all necessary support documentation is to be submitted to:
Erie Redevelopment Authority
626 State Street, RM 107
Erie, PA 16501
The Authority will certify income eligibility, conduct home inspections, prepare work specifications, secure the services of contractors, and inspect and approve all work.
Any questions regarding the program, application, guidelines, or status of your application should be directed to the Erie Redevelopment Authority (Phone: 814-870-1540).