Shaker Heights

Grant Programs

Home repair grants are available to owner-occupied, one-and two-family properties that fit program guidelines. To qualify, homeowners must be owner-occupants in Shaker Heights, current on property taxes or on an approved payment plan with the Cuyahoga County Treasurer’s Office, and must be at or below these household incomes:

Persons in HouseholdHousehold Income
1$44,050
2$50, 350
3$56,650
4$62,900
5$67,950
6$73,000

To visit Shaker Heights’ Home & Property Improvements page click here.

Exterior Maintenance Grant

Grants up to $2,500 are available to correct exterior violations cited by the Building and Housing Department. Property must be located in the Ludlow, Moreland, Lomond, or Sussex neighborhood. Homeowners must provide a 10 percent financial match.

Senior Exterior Maintenance Grant

Grants up to $2,500 to correct exterior violations cited by the Building and Housing Department are available citywide to residents that are either 62 years old or permanently disabled. Homeowners must provide a 10 percent financial match.

Free Paint

Free exterior paint is available for owner-occupants, who meet the income guidelines, to correct paint violations cited by the Housing Inspection Department. Property must be located in Ludlow, Moreland, Lomond, or Sussex neighborhood.

Senior Emergency Safety Grant

Grants up to $500 are available to address health and/or safety hazards for homeowners who are permanently disabled and/or age 62 and older, and meet the income guidelines. Requires a $50 match.

Applications for all City grant programs must include at least one and up to three estimates, depending on the grant and project costs. A good estimate should always include a clear scope of the work, no matter how big or small the job. Download this sample estimate (PDF) for more information.

For more information on grant programs, please fill out the form below or contact Sharra Thomas, Assistant Executive Director, at 216-381-6100 ext. 13 or email sthomas@hrrc-ch.org

Shaker Heights Repair Grants

Technical Assistance & Contractor Referrals

Shaker Heights homeowners have access to HRRC’s contractor referral and technical assistance programs as well. For help with this, please contact David Brock at 216-381-6100 ext. 22 or dbrock@hrrc-ch.org.

Tool Library

Shaker Heights residents are also eligible to join our Tool Library program (for more info click here). With over 1000 tools, HRRC is here to help you maintain the integrity of your home and neighborhood.

Workshop Discounts

Residents of Shaker Heights automatically qualify for the 25% Partner City Resident Discount for all of HRRC’s regular home repair workshops. For more info, and to see a schedule of classes, please click here.