Housing Programs

Housing Rehabilitation Program

The Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program assists eligible owner-occupied one- to two-family households to help with essential repairs. Funded through CDBG and Home Investment Partnership Program monies, the program aims to eliminate substandard living conditions and prolong the useful life of the housing stock occupied by low- and moderate-income households. Assistance is provided in the form of repayable loans of up to $15,000 that are issued at a 0% fixed interest rate. 

For additional information, please contact Matthew at (716) 858-2733 or Matthew.Fisher@erie.gov

Please note that there is currently a waiting list for this program.

Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program 2022 

Rental Rehabilitation Program

This Program is available to property owners whose rental units fail to meet one or more standards as required by applicable local, state, and federal housing codes. The property owner must contribute 10% or more of the rehab cost, and rent the units to low/moderate income tenants for a period of seven years from the date of assistance. Further, the rents charged cannot exceed the fair market rents established by Erie County as determined by the federal government (see program brochure for more information). 

For additional information, please contact Matthew at (716) 858-2733 or Matthew.Fisher@erie.gov

Rental Rehabilitation 2022 

Lead Paint Remediation Grant Program

The Lead Paint Remediation Grant Program allows low- and moderate-income homeowners who have children under the age of 6 residing in the home to make essential repairs to make their home lead safe.  A certified lead testing firm will identify areas in your home where lead paint may be hazardous. A lead certified contractor will make repairs to those areas to remediate the lead paint hazard. Financial assistance is provided in the form of a grant for the cost of repairs to remediate lead paint hazards from the home. No re-payment is required. 

For additional information, please contact Matthew at (716) 858-2733 or Matthew.Fisher@erie.gov

Housing Lead Program 2022 

Mobile Home Repair Program

The Mobile Home Repair program provides low interest deferred loans and grants to low-income individuals residing in mobile homes. See brochure for details. For additional information, please contact Matthew at (716) 858-2733 or Matthew.Fisher@erie.gov
Please note that there is currently a waiting list for this program.

Mobile Home Repair Program 2022 

Housing Accessibility Program

The Housing Accessibility Program allows wheelchair-bound low- and moderate-income individuals with documented disabilities that significantly impair mobility to make essential accessibility improvements to their owner-occupied home. Loan assistance of up to $5,000 is available to assist with items such as access ramp installation, re-plumbing kitchen and bath to provide access to facilities, and installing a hard surface walkway from the ramp to where the vehicle is parked. 

For additional information, please contact Matthew at (716) 858-2733 or Matthew.Fisher@erie.gov

Housing Accessibility Program 2022 

Utility Connection Program

Through funding provided by the Erie County Community Development Block Grant Program, eligible households wishing to connect their houses to new community sewer and water lines can receive up to $5,000 to help with associated costs. Assistance is provided in the form of a 0% interest deferred loan that is not required to be paid back until the property is sold or transferred. 

For additional information, please contact Matthew at (716) 858-2733 or Matthew.Fisher@erie.gov

Utility Connection Flyer 2022 

Fair Housing Program

Erie County now has a local Fair Housing Law! The legislation, which was signed into law by Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz on May 22, 2018, incorporates the same protections as the federal and state fair housing laws while also prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity, immigration and citizenship status, and source of income. 

Go to erie.gov/FairHousing for more information.

Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program - Homeless Prevention & Rapid Rehousing

The ESG program provides housing assistance to individuals and families who are homeless or are in jeopardy of becoming homeless.

If you are homeless or facing homelessness, please contact the Coordinated Entry System at 716-832-2141 for further information or with any questions.

Erie County ESG Program Flyer 

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