ABOUT THE HERITAGE HOME PROGRAM
The Cleveland Restoration Society (CRS) is a 501 (c) (3) private non-profit organization that was founded in 1972. CRS operated on a volunteer basis until 1987, when it hired its first professional full-time staff member. In the intervening decades, CRS has grown into a vibrant organization with an operating budget over $1 million, an engaged board of trustees, a headquarters on Prospect Avenue in Cleveland, and a staff of professionals offering historic preservation programs and expertise throughout Greater Cleveland. CRS is a member of the National Preservation Partners Network.
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. The Heritage Home Program partners with Cuyahoga County and the Treasurer of State of Ohio to "buy down" the interest rate in order to make home rehab more affordable.
Façade, the magazine of the Cleveland Restoration Society spotlighted the Heritage Home Program in 2017 to celebrate 25 years of HHP helping homeowners! To read more about the program, check out Façade 99
Our Organizational Mission
Preserving, protecting, and celebrating historic buildings and places that foster vibrant and inclusive communities.
We Envision a Future...
Where our architectural and cultural heritage is recognized as essential in sustaining diverse and thriving communities.
Our Core Values
We value COLLABORATION:
We make connections across differences to find solutions.
Our work brings people together through cooperative partnerships and practices.
We value INCLUSIVITY:
We incorporate diverse points of view that generate equitable outcomes.
Our work is designed to build bridges between communities.
We value RESOURCEFULNESS:
We are pragmatic, adaptable, and look for opportunities to serve as a catalyst.
We work with a creative mindset, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a forward-facing vision.
We value EXCELLENCE:
We are experts in preservation. We leverage our knowledge and professionalism
to make choices for our community’s preservation with passion and integrity.