IMPORTANT CONTACT NUMBERS:
Water Emergency (216) 664-3060
Abandoned Cars (216) 623-2277
Dead Animal Removal (216) 664-3270
Dog Complaints (stray, barking) (216) 664-3069
Street Repair (chuckhole) (216) 664-2158
Traffic Signal (down or missing) (216) 271-3234
Health Code Violations (216) 664-2300
HOME IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS
Heritage Home Program -- Cuyahoga County has many wonderful older homes that were built to last. These homes are part of our heritage and we can help you preserve them. The County partners with your city and the Cleveland Restoration Society to offer low interest loans that provide the funds you need to modernize and make energy efficiency improvements. The Society’s team of old house experts will give you technical advice regarding the construction process. There are no income restrictions and investment properties are eligible. For program parameters and participating cities, please review the Cleveland Restoration Society’s website: http://www.heritagehomeprogram.org/
Home Weatherization Assistance Program
The Home Weatherization Assistance Program provides free energy efficiency improvements to eligible homeowners and renters in Cuyahoga County, outside the City of Cleveland, at no cost to the household.
Housing Enhancement Loan Program (HELP)
The Home Enhancement Loan Program allows homeowners in all of Cuyahoga County communities except Bentleyville, Chagrin Falls Township, and Hunting Valley to borrow money for repairing or remodeling homes at three percentage points below a bank’s market rate for home improvement loans. HELP has no restrictions on a borrower’s income and few limitations on what improvements can be made to a property. Both owner occupied and investment properties are eligible. Applications are available at any bank branch of these participating banks: First Federal of Lakewood, Huntington Bank, KeyBank, and PNC Bank.
For additional information about any of the low interest loan programs, please call Jayme Lucas-Bukszar at 216-459-1000.
The goal of the Old Brooklyn Safety Program is to ensure our community is a safe place to live, work and do business. Our Safety Coordinator attends block club meetings, performs safety inspections at local businesses, collects information from the community, tracks crime statistics from the Cleveland Police and monitors developing trends and safety issue.
The City of Cleveland’ Department of Aging offers numerous programs for seniors, including the following:
- SHAP – Senior Homeowner Assistance Program
- CHORE Services – Housework, lawn mowing and simple repairs
- Benefits Checkup – Computerized screening program to determining eligibility for federal, state and local community assistance programs.
For more information, call the Department of Aging at (216) 664-2833 or check out the Department’s website here.
NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING SERVICES OF GREATER CLEVELAND
Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland (NHSGC) provides families in Northeast Ohio with housing education and home repair loans needed to buy, improve and keep their homes. For more information about NHSGC, visit the NHS website here.
CLEVELAND HOUSING NETWORK
Cleveland Housing Network has a variety of programs to assist homeowners and home buyers including:
- Utility Assistance
- Foreclosure Prevention
- Tax Preparation
- Electric conservation
- Water repair & conservation
- Sewer repair
For more information about Cleveland Housing Network, visit www.chnnet.com