We partner with Cuyahoga County,Lucas County, the Ohio Housing Finance Agency, and the Treasurer of State of Ohio to "buy down" the interest rate in order to make home rehab more affordable. KeyBank and First Federal Lakewood are our two participating banks.

In 1992, the Cleveland Restoration Society launched a housing rehabilitation program in two City of Cleveland neighborhoods - one east, one west.

In 2001, the program expanded into other areas in the region as the Heritage Home Program.

Over 20 years after the Program's inception, we have provided 9,000 homeowners with helpful technical advice on over $200 million in projects. Additionally, our program has facilitated over 1,200 low interest loans on projects totaling over $46 million in neighborhood reinvestment.


Liz Cardarelli - Heritage Home Program Assistant

Colin Compton - Heritage Home Program Associate

Margaret Lann - Heritage Home Program Associate

Dean Pavlik - Preservation Construction Specialist


Additional support is provided in part by:

Cleveland Foundation

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Ohio Arts Council

Our Participating Communities

Employment Opportunities

There are no positions available at this time

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Cleveland Restoration Society is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability or Vietnam Era and Special Disabled Veterans' status.


We Can Help

Our old house experts can answer questions about repairs, materials, contractors and much more. Contact a technical staff member today.

In Cuyahoga County: (216) 426-3116 | Outside of Cuyahoga County: 1-855-897-1949 or by email.