Erie County, PA Homeless Shelters
Erie County, PA list of housing resources we have uncovered: Homeless Shelters, Supportive Housing, Halfway Housing, Transitional Housing, Day Shelters, Low Income Housing, Residential Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers.

Shelter Listings is dedicated to serving the homeless and low-income.  We have listed out the shelters and low cost housing services we have in Erie, PA below. This list has homeless shelters, halfway houses, affordable housing, etc. The database consists of over 3,000 listings and includes emergency shelters, homeless shelters, day shelters, transitional housing, shared housing, residential drug alcohol rehabilitation programs and permanent affordable housing. 


The Upper Room of Erie

1024 Peach Street
Erie, PA - 16501
8144596315
day shelter

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Hope House For Families Erie

1033 E. 26th St
Erie, PA - 16504
(814) 456-8073
Transitional Housing

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Mercy Center for Women

1039 E 27th St
Erie, PA - 16504
814-455-4577
Transitional housing and shelter for women with children.

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House of Healing - Shelter for women and children

146 West 25th Street
Erie, PA - 16502
(814) 480-8738
Shelter for women and children up to age 12.

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The Community of Caring Erie

245 East 8th St
Erie, PA - 16503
814-456-6661
temporary emergency shelter serving Erie County.

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St. Martin Center, Inc. Erie

1701 Parade St, St , 2,
Erie, PA - 16503
(814) 452-6113
Non Profit Organization that provides various forms of assistance.

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SafeNet

P.O. Box 1436
Erie, PA - 16512
(814) 454-8161
Domestic violence shelter and transitional housing and services.

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Community Shelter Services Erie - Emergency Shelter

652 West 17th Street
Erie, PA - 16502
(814) 453-5937
Emergency shelter for families.

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Housing Authority Of The County Of Erie And The City Of Corry Corry

120 S Center Street
Corry, PA - 16407
(814) 665-5161
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

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Erie City Housing Authority Erie

606 Holland Street
Erie, PA - 16501
(814) 452-2425
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

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Liberty House Erie

550 W. 7th St
Erie, PA - 16502
(814) 874-3687
Transitional Housing

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Ellen Curry Foundation Erie

606 Holland St
Erie, PA - 16501
(814)452-2425
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Bayfront Nato, Inc. Erie

312 Chestnut St
Erie, PA - 16507
814-459-2761-22
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs

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Greater Erie Community Action Agency Erie

18 W 9th St
Erie, PA - 16501
814-459-4581
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs

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Saint Martin Center, Inc Erie

1701 Parade Street
Erie, PA - 16503
814-452-6113-21
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs

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Erie City Mission - Samaritan Shelter (for Men)

1023 French Street
Erie, PA - 16501
814-452-4421

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Erie City Mission - New Life Program

1023 French Street
Erie, PA - 16501
814-452-4421

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Erie United Methodist Alliance - The Refuge

1027 East 26th St.
Erie, PA - 16504
814-454-6088

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Erie United Methodist Alliance - Hope House

1033 E. 26th St.
Erie, PA - 16504
814-456-8073

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Erie United Methodist Alliance - Liberty House (for Veterans)

550 W. 7th St.
Erie, PA - 16502
814-874-3687

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Types of Shelters and Services we provide


We provide many categories of shelter for those in need and in need of services. They include:

Day Shelters supplement homeless and low-income people when the shelter their staying in only offers shelter on an overnight basis. Case management is often provided and sometimes there are laundry and shower facilities.  Meals and basic hygiene may also be offered.  Almost all day shelters provide their services free of charge. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows clients to stay during the day is also classified under this category.

Emergency Homeless Shelters both provide short term relief for the homeless & low-income. Usually there is a maximum stay of 3 months or less. Many of these shelters ask their clients to leave during the day.  Meals and other supportive services are often offered.  3 times out of 5 these shelters offer their services free of charge.

Halfway Housing helps transition individuals and families from shelters or homelessness to permanent housing. Length of stay is usually anywhere from 6 months to 2 years.  Residents are often required to pay at least 30% of their income toward program fees.  Sometimes the money they pay in fees is returned to them when they leave. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows their clients to stay more then 6 months is also classified under this category.

Permanent Affordable Housing is a long-term solution for housing. Residents are often allowed to stay as long as they remain in the low-income bracket but is sometimes limited 3 - 5 years.  Residents pay no more than 30% of their income toward rent. Emergency shelters, homeless shelters and transitional housing programs that allow their clients to stay without a maximum stay is also classified under this category.

Drug And Alcohol Rehab programs are intended to treat alcohol and/or drug dependency.  The cost of participating in one of these programs and the method of treatment range significantly. The database operated on this website only includes residential rehab programs (not outpatient programs). We also provide Access to Recovery (ATR) Grant programs for substance abuse treatment. 



Supportive Housing Programs that provide an alternative living arrangement for individuals who, because of age, disability, substance abuse, mental illness, chronic homelessness or other circumstances, are unable to live independently without care, supervision and/or support to help them in the activities of daily living; or who need access to case management, housing support, vocational, employment and other services to transition to independent living.

Shared Housing Programs helps bring low income persons together and helps prevent homelessness by providing affordable housing options. This service is good for families, disabled persons, and others wanted more companionship. ShelterListings.org finds these shared housing locations and lists them throughout our website.

Rooming House or Boarding House A rooming house is a building in which renters occupy single rooms and share kitchens, bathrooms, and common areas. The location may be a converted single family home, a converted hotel, or a purpose built structure. Rooming houses are low cost housing and may have as few as three rooms for rent, or more than a hundred. The same goes for boarding houses. We list these types of residences throughout ShelterListings.org.

Transitional housing is affordable low cost supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move toward independent living on their own. Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistanc, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information.