ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS

There are many other programs that homeowners can utilize in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County that assist with home repairs like the Heritage Home Program. You can also contact your city to see if they have any repair assistance programs for their residents.

These other programs are not affiliated with the Heritage Home Program and the information below has come from their websites. Please look into the programs to see if they can assist you.

 Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP) – (216) 574-7100 or 1-800-848-1300

HWAP is a residential energy efficiency program that reduces the energy use of qualified households. The types of assistance will be based on the home’s energy efficiency assessment.

Cleveland Specific Information HERE

Cuyahoga County Specific Information HERE

Ohio Specific Information HERE

Cuyahoga County Housing Enhancement Loan Program (HELP) – (216) 443-2149

The Home Enhancement Loan Program (HELP) provides homeowners of occupied or investment properties in eligible Cuyahoga County communities home improvement loans, at three percentage points below normal bank rates, for home repair or remodeling projects.

HELP has no restrictions on a borrower’s income and few limitations on what improvements can be made to a property.

Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) – (216) 458-4663

NHS works in Cleveland and certain suburbs. Loans for homeowners with credit issues (including homeowners with no credit).

Provides a loan for home repairs up to $60,000.

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) – (800) 282-0880 FREE

HEAP is a federally funded program that provides eligible Ohioans assistance with their home energy bills.

This one-time benefit is applied directly to the customer’s utility bill or bulk fuel bill.

Lutheran Housing Corporation (LHC) – (216) 541-7000

Repair Assistance for Elderly Homeowners

Furnace Repair

Tool Loan Program

Hebrew Free Loan Association (HFLA) – (216) 378-9042

HFLA lends money interest free to responsible individuals in need.

Types of loans include: home bills, home repairs, medical and dental expenses, family expenses, education, etc.

Loans up to $10,000.

Dominion East Ohio Home Performance with Energy Star Program – (877) 287-3416

GoodCents performs an energy audit.

The cost is $50 (retail value $500).

Cuyahoga County Board of Health: Healthy Homes Program – (216) 201-2000 ex. 1527

Offers lead safe home repairs to income-eligible homeowners and renters in suburban areas outside the City of Cleveland

Rebuilding Together NEO – (216) 800-8556 or (330) 773-4100

Through the minor home repair program, they seek to repair some of the more critical things such as replacing a roof, fixing or replacing a furnace, building a ramp, upgrading the electrical system, painting, and flooring.