RESOURCES FOR HOMEOWNERS
RESOURCES FOR HOMEOWNERS
A Guide to Programs for Home Maintenance and Improvement and Foreclosure Prevention.
Please contact OBCDC regarding the home improvement
and related services listed here.
For information and articles related to living in Old Brooklyn & Brooklyn Centre, please read the Community Toolbox column each month in the Old Brooklyn News.
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Home Repair Resources
OLD BROOKLYN CDCOffers home repair grant resources for qualifying residents. Please contact us for more information. OBCDC refers residents to all the programs listed below.
CLEVELAND ACTION TO SUPPORT HOUSING (CASH)
CASH collaborates with local lenders, making it easier for you to improve your home or property with a low interest rate. They will also assist in qualifying contractors and determining a fair price for home repairs. Visit www.cashcleveland.org.
CLEVELAND Repair-A-Home (RAH)
Helps Cleveland homeowners by offering low-interest loans from 0% to 3%, which is determined by total household income. These loans are only for code related repairs, mechanical repairs or health and safety repairs.
CLEVELAND RESTORATION SOCIETY & NEIGHBORHOOD HERITAGE/HISTORIC PRESERVATION LOAN
This program offers low interest rehabilitation loans and free technical assistance to maintain the architectural and historical integrity of your home.
HOME ENHANCEMENT LOAN PROGRAM (HELP)
Low interest loans (3% below market rate) are available for general property upgrades and repairs. Applications are available at these participating banks: Fifth Third, First Merit, Huntington, Key Bank, National City, and US Bank.
NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING SERVICES of Cleveland
Low cost loans for a wide variety of home repair issues as well as providing construction assistance and free estimates
PAINT REFUND PROGRAM
OBCDC, with the City of Cleveland, provides prep kit vouchers and paint vouchers of up to $400 to cover the cost of paint and materials.
One should NEVER pay a third party to intervene to prevent foreclosure. The agencies below provide free programs to prevent foreclosure and and related services.
211—First call for help
Visit www.211cleveland.org or call 211 if you need foreclosure/credit counseling assistance throughout Cuyahoga County.
Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland
NHS offers foreclosure prevention and housing counseling services. They also provide mortgage assistance based on household income.
Cleveland Housing Network
CHN provides foreclosure counseling services to residents within the city of Cleveland.
Works with homeowners and their lenders to obtain affordable resolutions that preserve homeownership.
Westside Housing Services
Provides foreclosure prevention, home repair loans, financial literacy and homeownership education.
SENIOR HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Small grants are available for elderly, 60+ and disabled homeowners, who reside in and own single or two family homes in need of critical health, safety and emergency repairs.
CHORE workers provide a variety of home maintenance repairs, lawn cutting, and minor cleaning.
Community Housing Solutions
Elderly Home Repair Program.
WATER CONSERVATION PROGRAM
For Cleveland Water customers who meet HEAP income limits. This program institutes water saving measures to help lower usage and bills, as well as minor repairs and emergency services.
HOME WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
This program is designed to reduce energy consumption by providing insulation and air leakage repairs, furnace inspection and diagnostic testing to homes in the City of Cleveland. Clients must meet HEAP income guidelines.
The housewarming program is funded through Dominion. Clients must meet HEAP income guidelines. Includes safety inspection, heating unit repair, insulation measures, and a carbon monoxide alarm.
CLEVELAND PUBLIC POWER
Receive energy conservation services ranging from light bulbs to possible refrigerator replacement.
ELECTRICAL PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM
This program offers granted monies to improve the electrical efficiency of your home.
Tool Loan Program
Community Housing solutions
This program allows residents to borrow tools that are available on site.
OBCDC Housing Team
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Brooklyn Community Development Corporation
2339 Broadview Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44109
Phone: 216-459-1000 Fax: 216-459-1741