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Home Repair Resources

Below is information relating to loan and grant programs available to University Heights residents offered by the City of University Heights or partnerships between the City of University Heights and external agencies:

University Heights Property Maintenance Grant Program

Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2019 Program. The City will begin accepting applications in Spring 2020 for the 2020 Property Maintenance Grant Program.

The City of University Heights is now offering a property maintenance grant of up to $2,500 to owner-occupied single- and two-family residences to make improvements to the exterior of their home as a result of a violation notice from the Housing and Community Development Department.  Below are links to the Program Restrictions and Guidelines and Application. Call the Housing and Community Development Department with any questions: (216) 932-7800.

Household Size

2019 Income Limits













*Income limits come from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s HOME Income Limits. Households larger than 6, contact the Housing Department at (216) 932-7800.

Heritage Home Program

The City of University Heights partners with the Cleveland Restoration Society’s Heritage Home Program to offer University Heights residents with technical assistance and low-interest loans to renovate and update their homes. A home must be 50 years or older to qualify for the Heritage Home Program. Contact the Heritage Home Program at (216) 426-3116 with questions about how they can help you update your home.

Home Repair Loan

Do you need to repair windows, siding, the roof, or other things around your home? Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) of Greater Cleveland offers a Home Repair Loan for these type of fixes and more. Below is information related to the loan program; contact Mary Nighswander at (216) 458-4663 or visit the Home Repair Loan webpage to learn more.

Home Repair Loan Flyer (in English and Spanish)

Home Repair Loan Program Overview

Home Repair Loan Application (in English and Spanish)

Housing Enhancement Loan Program (HELP)

HELP is offered through Cuyahoga County, offering low-interest loans through partnerships with Huntington and KeyBank. Visit the Housing Enhancement Loan Program (HELP) website or call Cuyahoga County at (216) 443-2149 for more information.

Weatherization Program

Cleveland Housing Network (CHN) Housing Partners offers a weatherization program that helps with the cost of a furnace replacement, hot water tank replacement, and insulation. For more information about the Weatherization Program and the program application, visit their website or call (888) 377-3774.



Housing and Community Development Director

P: (216) 932-7800, extension 202 
F: (216) 932-5239