Our Mission

The Erie Redevelopment Authority's mission is to Renew, Rebuild, and Revitalize the City of Erie, Pennsylvania.  Since the 1970s, The Redevelopment Authority has been involved, and will continue to be a part of initiatives and programs designed to improve downtown Erie, neighborhood business districts, and residential neighborhoods.

The Latest Updates:

Position Announcement - The Erie Redevelopment Authority seeks an energetic, detail oriented, self-starter as Executive Director for the Authority. The Director will supervise a staff of up to 6 employees and be responsible for planning, gaining funding, and operating the Authority. The Executive Director will also be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with the City of Erie, contractors, clients, and the Erie community.  The Director is expected to be actively involved in the community, as well as develop and maintain relationships with people in the redevelopment and economic development communities in the region. A detailed job description can be found at: http:/www.redeveloperie.org/_files/docs/file_96.pdf. Minimum qualifications for the position include: Bachelor’s degree in planning, public administration, management, or related field, and at least 5 years of experience in responsible management positions. Experience in community development, grant application, and grant administration is preferred.

Applications must include a cover letter, resume and salary requirements. Applications are confidential and will be accepted until 4:00 pm November 15, 2016. Applications may be sent by email to: xcom@redeveloperie.org or by US Mail to:  

Attn: Executive Committee
Erie Redevelopment Authority
626 State Street, Room 107
Erie, PA  16501

Are you a first-time homebuyer planning to purchase a home in the City of Erie?  Consider ERA's Homebuyer/Rehabilitation Assistance Program - down playment and closing assistance AND a housing rehabilitation effort to ensure that your new home is code compliant before you move in.

Learn about ERA's new Adopt-A-Lot Program - enabling the City's residents, businesses, and organizations to utilize green space for personal and neighborhood improvement projects.

View our expanded list of vacant lots being offered for sale.  Written proposals/offers should be submitted directly to the Authority.


Lead Hazard Control

The Erie Redevelopment Authority encourages all parents to have their children tested for elevated blood lead levels.  For information about lead-based hazards in the home, we have provided the links below:

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