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


John E. Horan Garden Apartments and Erie Heights Kids Clubs (YMCA)


The Community Center at the John E. Horan Garden Apartments
730 Tacoma Road, Erie, Pennsylvania 16511
Telephone (814) 456-6558

Erie Heights Administration Building
4020 Garden Avenue, Erie, Pennsylvania 16508
Telephone (814) 860-8499

The John E. Horan Garden Apartments and Erie Heights YMCA programs offer year-round, educational, and recreational programs with relevant, age-appropriate activities for youth ages 6 to 18. Activities provided at the Clubs include organized sports, daily academic tutoring, educational activities and a wide variety of recreational choices including use of the downtown YMCA pool and gym. The YMCA partners with Boy Scouts, Kiwanis Club, Girl Scouts, GECAC, and Penn State Cooperative Extension (4H Club), to provide additional programs for youth.

The programs operate Monday through Friday, from 3:00 – 9:00 p.m., and from noon to 4:00 p.m., on Saturday. Summer hours are from June 13 through August 26th, Monday through Friday, 1:00 – 9:00 p.m. and Saturdays from noon – 6:00 p.m.

John F. Kennedy Center

Location: 2021 East 20th Street
Telephone: (814) 898-0400

The John F. Kennedy Center offers youth ages 6 to 18 a wide variety of recreational, youth developmental and education programs. Activities include homework assistance, computers, sports leagues, performing arts, fieldtrips, arts and crafts, board games and cooking. Renowned Jazz Musician Mary Alice Brown also offers individual and group instructions in vocal, banjos, and instrument and rhythm theory.

The programs operate Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for youth ages 6 to 16. On days when school is not in session the Center is open from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Center also offers expanded recreational hours for youth ages 16 to 21 from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Transportation is provided from the Authority’s Bird Drive Development to the Center.

A wide variety of senior programs including medical services are also offered at the Center. Community Health Net operates an on-site family medical clinic at the Center.