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Division of Neighborhood Services

601 Lakeside Ave., Room 302
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

P: 216.664.2045
F: 216.420.7964
Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm
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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.


CASH Rehab Loans Housing Enhancement Loan
Repair-A-Home Loans Historic Preservation Loan
Home Weatherization Assistance Senior Homeowner Assistance Grant
Lead Hazard Control Program Cleveland Action to Support Housing (CASH)



General Specifications for Contractors

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.


Cleveland Action to Support Housing (CASH)

P: 216.621.7350 - F: 216.621.5269 - 4001 Detroit Ave., Suite 202, Cleveland OH

CASH Website

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.


Repair-A-Home (RAH)

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)

HS
INCOME
HS
INCOME
1
$ 35,500
 
5
54,800
2
40,600
 
6
58,850
3
45,650
 
7
62,900
4
50,700
 
8
66,950

Home Weatherization Assistance Program  (HWAP)

P: 216.664.2045 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm - 601 Lakeside Ave., Room 302

HWAP Flyer
HWAP Application Form

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. 216.961.4242
Community Housing Solutions 216.651.0077
Cleveland Housing Network 216.574.7100
Cudell Improvement, Inc. 216.228.4383
Mt. Pleasant Now 216.751.0023
Fairfax Renaissance 216.361.8400

Consumer Info Hotline – those having questions or concerns regarding Ohio’s Home Weatherization Assistance Program are welcomed to call the Ohio Department of Development, Office of Community Assistance at 1.800.848.1300. -more
Housing Enhancement Loan Program (HELP)

216.443.2149 - HELP Flyer

This loan is available to all Cuyahoga County investers 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

P: 216.426.1000 - 3751 Prospect Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115 

Cleveland Restoration Website

These programs are administered by the Cleveland Restoration Society. The loans are not subject to income guidelines and can be used for owner-occupied as well as non-owner occupied homes.


Senior Homeowner Assistance Program (SHAP)

216.664.2833 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm - 75 Erieview Plaza, 2nd Floor

SHAP Program

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.


Department of Community Development
Daryl P. Rush Esq., Director
601 Lakeside Ave. Room 320
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

P: 216.664.4000
F: 216.664.4006
Relay Service: 711
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Mission Statement

   
 

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.


– Community Development