Housing Resources

Rental Assistance 

Cleveland Housing Network’s Housing Assistance Program 
Phone: 216-881-8443
Info: They provide affordable housing opportunities for people that live in Cleveland. They are currently providing rental assistance for homeowners and renters due to COVID-19. 


Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) Public Housing Application 
Phone: 216-348-5000
Info: CMHA aims to provide safe, quality and affordable housing. Please review eligibility requirements on their website before applying.


Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS)
Info: This is for rent with a minor. Their PRC program may help with rent or a deposit. ODJFS asks everyone to call United Way first to see what other programs are available. Call United Way at 211 via phone.


United Way of Summit & Medina County 
Phone: 330-762-7601
Email: info@uwsummitmedina.org
Info: United Way coordinates access to homeless shelters, permanent supportive housing and rent assistance for individuals and families living in Summit or Medina counties who are homeless or facing eviction.


Cleveland Senior Eviction Assistance
Phone: 216-664-2833 
Info: Workers in the City’s department of aging are available to assist and relocate Seniors facing eviction. Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm


COVID-19 Tenant Hardship Affidavit
Info: The Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Community Advocacy Clinic has prepared the
COVID-19 TENANT HARDSHIP AFFIDAVIT. This form may assist you to better document
and more easily apply for any assistance programs available now or in the future from your local,
State, or Federal Government, as well as any private assistance programs that may be available
in your community


No Evictions – Ohio Poverty Law 
Email: noevictions@ohiopovertylaw.org
Info: They will be helpful to anyone currently facing evictions, and may be able to put them into contact with legal resources. 


The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland 
Phone: 216-687-1900 
Request help form
Info: This nonprofit provides free legal assistance to anyone, regardless of their income. They provide services in Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, and Lorain counties. For help fighting an eviction, reach out to the Legal Aid Society regarding their Right to Counsel program.


Coordinated Intake 
Phone: 216-674-6700 
Info: Coordinated Intake is available by phone from 8am to 8pm Monday through Friday. After hours and on the weekends, they can be accessed by calling 211 first. Shelters are “Open Access” meaning that the gender on your ID card or birth certificate does not have to match your gender.
Immediate Intake
• Go to: 1736 Superior Ave. 2nd floor; 8 am – 8 pm
• No need to call ahead or stay at a shelter.
• Call: 216-391-0264
• 7000 Euclid Ave. Suite 202; 8 am – 6 pm
After 8 P.M.
• Men go to: 2100 Lakeside Shelter
• Women go to: 2227 Payne Ave.
• Families call 2-1-1 for a shelter referral.


Homeless Hotline (Summit & Medina Counties)
Phone: 330-615-0577 
Info: Call between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays. The Homeless Hotline conducts screening and intakes for most homeless shelters, permanent supportive housing programs and rent payment assistance programs in Summit and Medina counties.


Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless
Phone: 216-674-6700
Resource Guide
Info: NEOCH is aims to “organize and empower homeless and at-risk men, women, and children to break the cycle of poverty through public education, advocacy, and the creation of nurturing environments.” 

Home Repair 

Cleveland Housing Network’s HWAP program
Phone: 216-574-7100
Info: Grants are available for homeowners to repair and renovate their properties The Cleveland Housing Network’s rental assistance program is open to citizens of Cuyahoga county. You can apply here.


Home Repair Resource Center 
Phone: 216-381-6100
Email: hrrc@hrrc-ch.org
Info: This organization can help you with a wide variety of home assistance resources such as tool libraries and financial assistance. They strive to empower residents with the knowledge and skills they need to maintain their homes for sustainable & diverse communities.


NHS of Greater Cleveland Home Repair Loan Program 
Phone: 216-574-7100
Info: This organization offers loans to assist with home repairs. Call to see if you qualify for their services.  Contact Mary Nighswander at 216-458-4663 or mnighswander@nhscleveland.org

Miscellaneous Home Resources

COVID-19 Resources For Communities– Greater Ohio Policy Center
Info: A hub for various resources including rental assistance, find shelter toolkits, and utility assistance. 


Empowering and Strengthening Ohio’s People (ESOP)
Phone: 216-361-0718
Info: ESOP helps adults in all stages of life achieve and maintain financial wellness and housing stability. Their services include free financial coaching and counseling, housing and home ownership guidance, financial security for older adults, and zero interest small dollar loans.


Housing Enhancement Loan Program (HELP)
Phone: 216-443-2149
Info: This loan is available to Cuyahoga County owner-occupants and can be used to enhance properties with market values below $250,000. 


Senior Home Maintenance Assistance
Phone: 216-664-2833
Info: This organization has a variety of services available to seniors who live in Cleveland. Their services include chore services, weatherization assistance, grants, and more. 


Supportive Housing
Phone: 216-431-4131
Info: For individuals who are receiving treatment for mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders.