Homeowner & Resident Services

Homeowner & Resident Services


Home Repair

SVD’s 50/50 Program- Details

For more information, contact Lynn Rodemann at lynnr@slavicvillage.org or 216-429-1182 X141



Family Stability Initiative

CHN Housing Partners’ program provides housing support to families who may be at-risk of an eviction or foreclosure. Eligible families must live in the City of Cleveland, have school-aged children living in the household, and have an income/means of covering their basic living expenses moving forward. CHN can provide up to $1,250 in direct assistance to families for items such as: rent or mortgage payments, utility bills, or property taxes. Families are also screened for other needs and will be referred to partner agencies or other CHN programs as needed.

Please contact Kate Carden at 216.325.1150 or KCarden@chnhousingpartners.org for more information.

Utility Assistance

HEAP- Home Energy Assistance Program

Helps residents at or below 175 percent of the federal poverty guidelines pay their heating bills. Applied directly to the customer’s utility or bulk fuel bill, the benefit can help manage heating costs. This is not an emergency program and will not prevent disconnection of utility services.

CHN Housing Partners: Schedule Appointment Online  OR  call (216) 350-8008

Location: 2999 Payne Ave, Suite 208, Cleveland, OH 44114

Home Repair Loans

Several Greater Cleveland organizations offer home repair assistance programs.  For more information and eligibility requirements, contact one of the following organizations:

Neighborhood Housing Services
Cleveland Restoration Society
HUD 203K Rehabilitation Loans
Senior Homeowner Assistance Program

Huntington Bank Rehab Loan Services – Call Nelson Custer at (216) 515-6863


Administered by the City of Cleveland Division of Neighborhood Services, Afford-A-Home helps home buyers purchase and repair affordable Cleveland homes. Along with local banks and neighborhood housing organizations, the program offers low-interest loans and interest-free second mortgages in amounts of $10,000 or $20,000.   For more information, call (216) 664-2045 or click here.


Tax Abatement

The City of Cleveland’s Residential Tax Abatement program offers temporary elimination of 100 percent of the increase in real estate property tax for eligible projects. It is available to stimulate investment in new development or redevelopment in the City of Cleveland. The length or term of abatement varies from 10 to 15 years depending on type of project. Qualifying types of development include new construction, conversion of nonresidential buildings to residential units, rehabilitation of existing homes and home improvements costing over $2,500.  For more information, click here.


Down Payment Assistance

Although there is not a specific down payment assistance program in the City of Cleveland, occasionally financial institutions offer financial assistance programs. Application for a down payment assistance program is usually made at or before your mortgage application. For more information on down payment assistance, visit the Cleveland Housing Network’s website or the Neighborhood Housing Services website.


Free Home Buying & Credit Counseling Classes

There are several outstanding resources in Greater Cleveland geared toward helping low-income families move out of poverty.  From classes in money management to homeownership training classes to home maintenance workshops, the following organizations can help you get on the right path to home ownership.

Neighborhood Housing Services
Cleveland Housing Network