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ARP Healthy Homes

The Healthy Homes Program focuses on fixing housing-related health hazards in a coordinated fashion, rather than addressing a single hazard at a time.




The ARP Healthy Homes program builds upon RACE's other rehabilitation programs in an effort to address a variety of environmental health and safety concerns in the City of Erie including

  • Lead
  • Asthma
  • Home Safety
  • Allergens
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Pests

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Healthy Homes Activities

Keep it Dry: Prevent water from entering your home through leaks in roofing systems, plumbing systems, or in basements.

Keep it Clean: Control the source of dust and contaminants.

Keep it Safe: Install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and keep fire extinguishers on hand.

Keep it Well-Ventilated: Use whole-house ventilation for supplying fresh air, to reduce unwanted moisture and airborne contaminants.

Keep it Contaminant-Free: Reduce lead-related hazards by fixing deteriorated paint, and keeping flooring and window areas clean. Test your home for radon and install a radon removal system if high levels are detected. 

Keep it Well-Maintained: Inspect, clean, and repair your home routinely. Take care of minor repairs and problems before they become large repairs and problems.

Qualifications for ARP Healthy Homes Program

  • Applicants must live within areas that have been identified as qualified census tracts (QCTs), have been inherently disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and need only to qualify on income.

  • Applicants who live within the City of Erie but who do not reside within areas identified as QCTs must provide evidence of documented hardship directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to qualifying on income.

  • Mobile homes that are not on a foundation are ineligible for RACE programs. Buildings housing more than 4 units are ineligible for RACE programs.

Homeowners – Owner Occupant

Homeowners who reside within their property and meet the eligibility requirements above will receive assistance to remediate any Healthy Homes issues identified within their home, up to the program limit.

Homeowner Non-Owner-Occupant

Landlords and their tenants are eligible to participate in this program. Landlords will be required to provide 20% of the total project cost, which is due at the contract closing. Program eligibility will be based on the tenant's household income and COVID-19 impact information.

Assistance may be provided only when the household annual income, which includes the income of all persons who occupy the residence, is determined to be at or below 300% of the area's Federal Poverty Guidelines.

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