Grant Programs

City-Sponsored Grant Programs

Home repair grants are available to owner-occupied, one- and two-family properties that fit program guidelines. Applicants must meet income guidelines below. Other restrictions apply.

To participate in the City's grant or paint programs, homeowners must be owner-occupants, current on property taxes or on an approved payment plan with the Cuyahoga County Treasurer’s Office, and meet these income guidelines:

  • 1 person $39,600
  • 2 people $45,250
  • 3 people $50,900
  • 4 people $56,550
  • 5 people $61,100
  • 6 people $65,600
  • 7 people $70,150
  • 8 people $74,650

For more information, email or call Colin Compton, the City's Neighborhood and Housing Specialist, at 216-491-1333. Learn more about these City grants below.

Exterior Maintenance Grant

Grants up to $2,500 are available to correct exterior violations cited by the Building and Housing Department. Property must be located in the Ludlow, Moreland, Lomond, or Sussex neighborhood. Homeowners must provide a 10 percent financial match.

Senior Exterior Maintenance Grant

Grants up to $2,500 to correct exterior violations cited by the Building and Housing Department are available City-wide to residents that are either 62 years old and older or permanently disabled. Homeowners must provide a 10 percent financial match.

Free Paint

Free exterior paint is available for owner-occupants, who meet the income guidelines, to correct paint violations cited by the Housing Inspection Department. Property must be located in Ludlow, Moreland, Lomond, or Sussex neighborhood.

To apply, download the Exterior Maintenance/Free Paint Grant application (PDF) or email or call Colin Compton, the City's Neighborhood and Housing Specialist, at 216-491-1333.

Senior Emergency Safety Grant

Grants up to $500 are available to address health and/or safety hazards for homeowners who are permanently disabled and/or age 62 and older, and meet the income guidelines. Requires a $50 match. Download a Senior Emergency Safety Grant application (PDF) or email or call Colin Compton, the City's Neighborhood and Housing Specialist, at 216-491-1333.

Applications for all City grant programs must include at least one and up to three estimates, depending on the grant and project costs. A good estimate should always include a clear scope of the work, no matter how big or small the job. Download this sample estimate (PDF) for more information.

Other Grant Programs

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. Income guidelines apply. For more information, contact CHN Housing Partners at 216-574-7100.

Lead Safe Program
Enables low and moderate income homeowners and renters make changes in their homes to provide a lead safe environment for children. The program is administered by the Cuyahoga County Board of Health. Other qualifications apply. For more information, contact the Cuyahoga County Board of Health at 216-201-2000 ext. 1527.