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. 


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.


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.


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.


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.


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. 


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


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. 

  • Go to Intake asap: 1736 Superior Ave. 2nd floor; 8 am – 8 pm
  • No need to call ahead or stay at a shelter. 


  • Veterans 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 

  • Phone: 216-458-4663 
  • Email: mnighswander@nhscleveland.org.

Miscellaneous Home Resources

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. 


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. 


Supportive Housing

Phone: 216-431-4131


Info: For individuals who are receiving treatment for mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders