From apartment buildings to duplexes/triplexes and single-family homes, Shaker Heights has many rental properties. Below you'll find City, local and statewide resources available to you if you are currently renting or considering renting a property in our community.
Fair Housing Office
The City's Fair Housing Office works to ensure fair and equal opportunity in housing in Shaker Heights and takes action when it discovers discriminatory practices, including with rental properties. Visit our Fair Housing Office's page to learn more.
Department of Building & Housing
The City's Department of Building & Housing works to ensure rental properties in Shaker Heights meet minimum residential occupancy standards. This is achieved through licensing and inspections programs that are mandatory for all rental properties in the City.
You may submit a property complaint to the Department of Building & Housing.
Local and statewide not-for-profit organizations are available to help renters navigate landlord-tenant issues when they arise. These include:
Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
Offers extensive information on tenant's rights and guidance for tenants who believe their rights have been violated, including a tenant's rights hotline. If you are being evicted, contact Legal Aid’s Free Eviction Help – a program specifically designed for qualifying individuals who reside in Cuyahoga County.
CHN Housing Partners
Provides help to renters facing eviction due to financial hardship and can also connect you with utility assistance programs available to renters.
Ohio Legal Help
A website that helps Ohioans understand their legal options to enable them to make informed decisions, including about landlord/tenant issues. Click here to visit the site to learn about getting your landlord to make repairs, lock outs and utility shut offs, moving out before your lease ends, and other common issues.
Please note: City staff cannot provide you with legal advice. If you need an attorney, you can contact the Lawyer Referral Service of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. Our staff is also unable to recommend a rental property or help you find a rental property.