Housing Authority of the City of Erie
Housing Authority of the City of Erie

Housing Authority of the City of Erie Announces Retirement of Executive Director Michael R. Fraley after 25 Years of Dedicated Service

The Housing Authority of the City of Erie (HACE) announces the retirement of Executive Director Michael R. Fraley, marking the culmination of a remarkable 25-year tenure with the organization. Fraley’s retirement, effective June 7, 2024, caps off a distinguished career spanning over three decades of service to the community. The HACE Board of Commissioners expresses its heartfelt gratitude to Fraley for his outstanding leadership, tireless dedication, and significant contributions to the organization and the community.

“Not only has Michael Fraley been a dedicated leader, but he has also been a compassionate advocate for the residents of HACE,” said Bishop Dwane Brock, Chairman of the HACE Board of Commissioners. “His unwavering commitment to improving the lives of those we serve has been exemplary, and his legacy will continue to inspire us all.”
Fraley joined HACE in 1999, initially serving as the Resident Initiatives Coordinator before assuming increasing responsibility roles, including Deputy Director and, for the past seven years, Executive Director. Throughout his tenure, Fraley has been instrumental in shaping HACE’s mission and vision — to provide safe, affordable housing for lower-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities — and leading initiatives to enhance the quality of life for HACE residents.

Under Fraley’s leadership, HACE has achieved numerous milestones, including developing nationally and regionally recognized programs, such as the Community Oriented Police and Probation Program (C.O.P.P.S.). Collaborating closely with prior Executive Director John E. Horan and HACE staff, Fraley spearheaded initiatives that have profoundly impacted the community, fostering a safer and more vibrant environment for public housing residents.
Noteworthy accomplishments during Fraley’s tenure include the successful purchase and redevelopment of the Better Housing Properties, continuing HACE’s commitment to revitalizing and modernizing Housing for low-income City of Erie families. His unwavering dedication to improving housing conditions and fostering community development has left an indelible mark on Erie and its residents. As he embarks on the next chapter of his journey, the HACE Board of Commissioners extends its best wishes for a fulfilling and rewarding retirement.

With Fraley’s retirement, the Board has appointed Deputy Director Dusti Dennis as Acting Executive Director. Dennis brings a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to HACE’s mission, ensuring continuity of leadership during this transitional period.