This division administers programs that strengthen City neighborhoods and provides services to homeowners, tenants, merchants, and institutions that preserve dwellings. These include direct loans/grants to property owners for repair, renovation, energy conservation, and safety improvements. Other concerns include the support of quality, affordable housing for low income households and commmunity services from City and volunteer sources.
These specifications have been prepared for the purpose of establishing and maintaining high construction quality standards on City of Cleveland Rehabilitation projects, and making these standards clear to both property owners and contractors. The paperwork (bids, waivers, affidavits, etc.) required of contractors is also explained.
This program is a citywide partnership between the City and financial institutions that allows creditworthy homeowners to obtain low-interest rehabilitation loans. The maximum term is 12 years and there are no income limitations for CASH loans.
216.664.2045 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm - 601 Lakeside Ave., Room 302
This program helps homeowners repair Cleveland homes by offering low-interest loans ranging from 0% to 3%, determined by total household income. These loans are only for code related repairs, mechanical repairs or health and safety repairs.
Interested parties should contact the Division of Neighborhood Services at the above phone number for more information
A photo ID, proof of address (copy of mortgage, insurance, utility bill, etc.), and proof of income are required.
RAH Income Guidelines (HS= Household Size)
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
This loan is available to all Cuyahoga County investors as well as owner-occupants and can be used to enhance properties with market values below $250,000. This lower interest program is not subject to income requirements.
Neighborhood Historic Preservation and Heritage Home Programs
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.
We are committed to improving the quality of life in the City of
Cleveland by strengthening our neighborhoods through successful
housing rehabilitation efforts, commercial rehabilitation efforts, new housing
construction, homeownership, and community focused human services.