Old Brooklyn Community Development Corporation

RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS

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.
Phone 216-459-1000

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 CDC

Offers 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.

Foreclosure Prevention

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.

ESOP

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 Assistance

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

CHORE workers provide a variety of home maintenance repairs, lawn cutting, and minor cleaning.

Community Housing Solutions

Elderly Home Repair Program.
Home Maintenance Training.
Foreclosure Prevention.

Energy Conservation

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.

HOUSEWARMING

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

Jayme Lucas-Bukszar
Residential/Marketing Manager
216-459-1000 ext. 207
Sheila Walter
Residential Services Code Manager
216-459-1000 ext. 206
Barb Spaan
Community Outreach Manager
216-459-1000 ext. 205

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