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Additional Programs Available

HOUSING ENHANCEMENT LOAN PROGRAM (HELP) – Who wouldn’t like a 3% interest rate reduction on a fixed rate equity loan? Cuyahoga County sponsors the HELP Loan for County residents making improvements to their homes. No income restrictions. Use your home’s equity to make necessary home improvements at very low interest rates. Contact your local Key or Huntington Bank branch for additional information.

OHIO HOMEBUYER PLUS – In collaboration between the offices of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Treasurer Sprague, Ohio Homebuyer Plus creates specialized, tax-advantaged savings accounts to assist Ohioans on their homebuying journey. Individuals who open an account will have access to above-market interest rates and may also qualify for certain Ohio state income tax deductions. For more info, visit

LEAD SAFE CUYAHOGA GRANT PROGRAM – Want to get the lead out? If you are a renter or homeowner with children under the age of 5 who occupy or frequently visit your home, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health provides grant based assistance to remediate lead hazards. Contact the Board of Health staff at 216-201-2000.

WINTER CRISIS PROGRAM – Emergency assistance is available through Step Forward, a northeast Ohio agency, for residents who are threatened with or have already been disconnected by a utility provider. Contact the Council at (216) 350-8008 to make an appointment. Additional information is available on their website at

DOMINION EAST OHIO GAS OHIO HOME PERFORMANCE WITH ENERGY STAR PROGRAM – Dominion Energy helps customers of all income levels boost their home’s comfort and long-term value, while keeping energy bills in check. To schedule a Home Performance Energy Assessment, call 877.287.3416 or go online at

HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM – Looking to improve your home’s energy efficiency? Contact Lakewood Alive at 216-521-0655 for information on this program offered through the Ohio Department of Development. Income guidelines and additional information at


PAINT LAKEWOOD – Provides a grant of up to $3,500 to qualified Lakewood homeowners and residents for exterior paint, supplies and professional labor costs to paint their home. The program has been designed to offer a grant on a sliding scale to help reduce the cost of an exterior paint job.

LAKEWOODALIVE PRIDE FUND – Provides loan guaranties to qualified Lakewood homeowners with incomes not more than 120% of the Area Median Income to help them secure a home repair loan of up to $8,000 (the “Pride Loan”) from First Federal of Lakewood. Contact Lakewood Alive at 216-521-0655 for more information about their programs.