ABOUT THE HERITAGE HOME PROGRAM

OUR STORY

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.

OUR MISSION

The Cleveland Restoration Society uses the powerful tool of historic preservation to revitalize our diverse communities, strengthen the regional economy, and enhance the quality of life in northeastern Ohio.

The Heritage Home Program partners 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.

OUR STATS

4,800 SITE VISITS
5,800 TECHNICAL ASSISTS
1,835 LOANS SIGNED AT $76 MILLION

OUR STAFF

Jessica Beam

Heritage Home Program Associate

Abigail Enicke

Heritage Home Program Associate

Jamie Miles

Preservation Services Assistant

Dean Pavlik

Construction Specialist

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY

Cleveland Foundation
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Ohio Arts Council