ARP Healthy Homes Program

 The Redevelopment Authority of the City of Erie (RACE) is a recipient of funds from the City of Erie’s allocation of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 (also called the “COVID-19 Stimulus Package”). ARPA was signed into law in March 2021, as a measure to aid the country’s recovery from the economic and health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In accordance with that measure, the objective of RACE’s Healthy Homes program is to promote healthy and safe housing, in order to ultimately reduce lead poisoning, hospitalizations, injuries, illnesses, or deaths caused by preventable home health or safety hazards

 

 Purpose of the program:

The Healthy Homes Program addresses multiple diseases and injuries related to housing conditions. The initiative takes a comprehensive approach to these activities by focusing on housing-related hazards in a coordinated fashion, rather than addressing a single hazard at a time. The ARP Healthy Homes program builds upon the Authority’s other rehabilitation programs in an effort to address a variety of environmental health and safety concerns including: lead, allergens, asthma, carbon monoxide, home safety, and pests, and is unique among RACE programs in that it can provide rehabilitation related to housing issues or triggers that are of specific detriment to the current occupant.