Maleno Family-to-Family Fund

In the summer of 2009, Erie had a touch of fame through ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Viewers tuned in to see Maleno Development and others from the Erie community come together to provide Clara Ward a beautiful new home and center for her organization.

As a result of this project, Maleno Development formed the Family-to-Family Fund through The Erie Community Foundation to ensure that more local deserving families and individuals could receive mini-makeovers. The project has been a huge success so far with two large makeovers and numerous mini ones.

GECAC is extremely proud to partner with Maleno Development through the administration of this program. To learn more, visit Maleno Development. Be sure to check out the photo gallery for pictures of past makeovers.

If your home is in need of renovations and repairs, please review the application below to determine  if you qualify. There is no deadline. Applicants' projects  will be reviewed and chosen throughout the year.

Maleno Family-to-Family Fund Application Maleno Family-to-Family Fund Application (318 KB)


  • Home must be located in Erie County, Pennsylvania. 
  • Applicant must have lived in the home for at least three years. 
  • Home must be a single family, owner occupied home. 
  • Home must be on a permanent foundation. (mobile homes are ineligible) 
  • Property must be in the owner’s name. 
  • Owner must have current homeowner’s insurance. 
  • Owner must be current on his/her mortgage.
  • Owner must be current on his/her property taxes.
  • Owner must be current on his/her municipal utilities. Heat and electric must be currently turned on.

  • Please return your application to:
    Greater Erie Community Action Committee (GECAC)
    18 West 9th Street
    Erie, PA 16501
    Attn: Nicole Johnson