B.E.S.T. makes Erie Better through:


Quality neighborhood housing and home ownership

Providing new owner-occupied home construction, home renovations, and blight removal. Click here to learn about our home renovations and see if you qualify for home improvement grants.


Neighborhood beautification

Increasing community desirability and livability through new signage, gateway gardens, streetscaping, care for parks, and other community building events.


Increased neighborhood safety and youth activities

Partnering with the East Bayfront Neighborhood Watch group, law enforcement, and provide summer employment opportunities.


Building a better neighborhood with partners

Working with grant and financing organizations to further meaningful financial partnerships, and invest in Erie’s future.


Improved communication and cooperation with local government

Serving as the point of contact on neighborhood issues with local government, agencies, and departments to ensure residents are well heard.


Facilitate and balance the needs in the neighborhood

Understanding the concerns of residents, businesses, politicians, landlords, developers and others to spur a collective conversation.

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