This program provides free home maintenance for moderate to low income Clevelanders aged 60 and up. It helps residents live independent lifestyles while improving and maintaining the City's appearance.
Chore workers are City employees who provide services such as general and heavy house cleaning, lawn mowing, removing/installing storm windows, painting (limited), simple home repairs, and carpet cleaning. They will also install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and remove snow. Chore indoor services are primarily available from December to March.
Donations are accepted to support the program, and can be mailed to the attention of the Chore Program, at the Department of Aging. All money collected is used to provide services.
Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP)
P: 216.664.2045 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm - 601 Lakeside Ave., Room 302
Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP) grants of approximately $6,572 per unit are available through the State of Ohio for homeowners and tenants who meet HWAP income limits. Additional information is available through any of these agencies:
Detroit-Shoreway Community Dev. Org.
Community Housing Solutions
Cleveland Housing Network
Cudell Improvement, Inc.
Mt. Pleasant Now
Consumer Info Hotline – information regarding Ohio’s Home Weatherization Assistance Program is available at the Ohio Department of Development, Office of Community Assistance at 1.800.848.1300. -more
Annually, the Department of Aging accepts applications for a no-cost Senior Lawn Cutting Program. The program runs to October.
Over 3000 Greater Cleveland Boy Scouts and Leaders rake leaves annually for 1000+ Cleveland seniors through the Yard Charge Program. This collaborative effort is coordinated by the Departments of Aging, Public Service and City Planning.
216.664.2833 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm
This program provides Cleveland seniors and disabled adults home repair assistance to avoid housing violations citations and predatory lenders or scam contractors. This is a cooperative effort between the City’s Departments of Aging, Building and Housing, Community Development, Consumer Affairs, Public Health and Law.
Senior Homeowner Assistance Program (SHAP)
216.664.2833 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm - 75 Erieview Plaza, 2nd Floor
SHAP provides grants to Cleveland residents age 60+ or disabled adults who meet income eligibility guidelines and own single or two family homes in need of critical, health, safety and maintenance repairs. Applicants must live in the property in question and be able to show clear title. Proof of address (mortgage, insurance, utility bill, etc.), photo ID, and proof of income are required.
Cleveland Tree Assistance Program (CTAP)
216.664.2833 ● Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm ● 75 Erieview Plaza, 2nd Floor, Cleveland, OH 44114
CTAP Application The Cleveland Department of Aging in partnership with the Department of Public Works and the Department of Community Development has a program to help seniors and adults with disabilities with limited incomes with hazardous tree and branch removal on their personal property. Applicants must be Cleveland residents who meet income eligibility guidelines and own and reside in their home. Proof of income is required.
Cleveland seeks to be so elder friendly that current older residents desire to remain, former residents wish to return to the City and the City can recruit additional older residents based on the elder friendly aspects of Cleveland and its neighborhoods.
– vision statement, as a participant of the Elder Friendly Communities component of the Cleveland Foundation’s Successful Aging Initiative.