Home Improvement Loans
Please click here for home rehab information from LiveCLEVELAND. For more information on any of these programs, call Julie Dahlhausen, Housing Assistant, at 216-252-6559, ext. 1300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's never too late to weatherize your home. The Cleveland Energy $aver Program provides an opportunity to save energy AND money. To find out whether your home is qualified for huge energy upgrade savings, visit their website.
Special Programs for Senior Citizens
KCDC refers senior citizens to the City of Cleveland's Chore: Home Maintenance Help for Seniors program. Here is some useful information about Chore from the City of Cleveland Department of Aging:
Chore is a program for Cleveland residents who are age 60 or older and who need help with maintaining their homes or apartments. Chore workers are employees of the City of Cleveland who will come to a senior's home and perform chores such as:
- General and heavy house cleaning
- Lawn mowing
- Removing or installing storm windows
- Limited painting
- Simple home repairs
- Carpet cleaning
- Installing smoke detectors
Supervised Court Community Service (CCS) teams assist the Department of Aging with lawn mowing. CCS also shovels snow from walks and steps for Chore clients who need to leave the home for medical care or who need to have a care provider enter the home.
Priority is given to frail, isolated, disabled and low-income persons (using HUD guidelines). There is no charge for this service, however, donations are accepted. The workers do not accept tips. Donations are turned into the office and are used towards providing future services for seniors. The Cleveland Department of Aging provides this service to help our elderly neighbors maintain their independent living styles and to improve and maintain the appearance of our City and its neighborhoods.
If you or someone you know needs assistance with home maintenance, call 664-2833 to see if you are eligible for Chore services. Your request will be scheduled for the first available opening. Some requests may require an on-site assessment before work is scheduled.
To learn more about Chore and other services provided by the City of Cleveland Department of Aging, call 216-664-2833.
Benefits CheckUp—Cuyahoga County Department of Senior and Adult Services
The City of Cleveland has the authority and does take legal action against building and zoning code violators.
Code Standards Diagrams—Ensure that your house would pass an inspection by addressing these important issues.
City of Cleveland Department of Building & Housing
As a part of the Code Enforcement Partnership, Kamm's Corners Development Corporation is contracted to coordinate with the City of Cleveland to address code concerns. It is each property owner’s obligation and responsibility to maintain their property to building and zoning code compliance. Not only does compliance keep property safe and functioning efficiently, but also it greatly enhances neighborhood value and beauty. Well-maintained neighborhoods are the hallmark of Kamm’s Corners – please keep your property maintained!
If you have a code complaint:
You may report code violations directly to the City of Cleveland by calling 216-664-2007
Cuyahoga County Foreclosure Prevention Program
Many good people who never missed a payment before find themselves in the unenviable position of being in foreclosure for many different reasons outside of their control.
Some of the reasons may be:
- Loss or decrease of you or your spouse's income
- Increase in monthly utility and gas bills for people on fixed incomes
- Unforeseen debt due to an accident or costly emergency house repairs
- Medical emergencies or prolonged illnesses that create huge medical bills
- Loss of spouse
- Predatory lending
The Cuyahoga County Foreclosure Prevention Program has partnered with Neighborhood Housing Center of Greater Cleveland to provide assistance at no cost to homeowners throughout Cuyahoga County.
The following services are available:
- Pre-borrowing counseling
- Assistance in making a workable budget
- Refinance counseling
- Assistance for people in default on their mortgage
- Help in working out a repayment plan with your lender
- Predatory lending terms and tricks to watch out for
If you are having financial difficulties and may be, or are, facing foreclosure, please call 2-1-1 for help.
If you see a crime taking place, or if you are the victim of a crime, report it to the police. It doesn't matter how trivial you think it might be—your report might help the police discover a pattern of crime and predict where and when the perpetrator will strike next. Although response times may vary, the police act on every call for service.
To report suspicious activity, download and print the City of Cleveland's Illegal Activity/Problem Report. Don't forget to return it as indicated on the report form.
Police Contact Numbers
Crimes in progress, life-threatening situations.
Non-life-threatening situations, malfunctioning traffic signals, dog warden.
F I R S T D I S T R I C T
|Commander Thomas McCartney
|Lt. Louis Pipoly — Community Services Unit
Warrant/fugitive sweeps, day/night curfew sweeps, trouble spot complaints, community meetings, citizen contacts, special events.
|623-2503 or 623-5111
|Sgt. Elias Diaz — Traffic Unit
Traffic, parking, and abandoned vehicles.
Illicit drugs, liquor establishments, underage alcohol and tobacco sales, prostitution, illegal gambling.
Felony investigations, witness statements.
Don't Be a Victim of Predatory Lending
Sure Signs of Trouble...
Bait & Switch
A low interest rate is offered, but a much higher rate appears on the final agreement.
The new lender may tell you to stop paying your current mortgage. DO NOT STOP PAYING! If you fall behind, you will damage your credit, and lose the ability to walk away from a bad loan.
Always say NO to:
Yield Spread Premiums
This is a kickback from the lender to the loan officer for giving you a higher interest rate.
Variable Rate/Adjustable Rate Mortgage
Increasing interest rates on these loans make it difficult to make future payments.
...and NEVER sign blank documents or lie about your income.
For more information call...
2-1-1 or (216) 436-2000
One free call can save you from a lifetime of debt.
—Information provided by the Cuyahoga County Foreclosure Prevention Program
Kamm's Corners Development Corporation cannot get involved in neighbor disputes. However, the absolute best thing you can do in a neighbor dispute, before taking any further action, is to talk about the issue with your neighbor.
The City of Cleveland's Community Relations Board is a resource you can use if you've already tried talking it out. Call Tammy Hanna, First District Coordinator, at 664-6634 or email her at thanna at city.cleveland.oh.us.
You may qualify for the Homestead Exemption property tax reduction if you meet all three of the following criteria:
- Are age 65 anytime during the calendar year or 100% totally and permanently disabled, or are a surviving spouse aged 59-64 of a Homestead recipient;
- Own your home and live in it as of January 1, 2007;
- Your total income (applicant and spouse) is no more than $27,000 per year.
To receive a Homestead Exemption application by mail, please call Julie Dahlausen, Housing Assistant, at 216-252-6559, ext. 1300 or email email@example.com. You may also stop by our office to pick one up, but please call first.
Energy Assistance Programs
The Ohio Department of Development offers several programs to help low-income Ohioans pay their utility bills and improve the energy efficiency of their homes. One application is used for all of these programs, including the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), Emergency HEAP (EHEAP) Winter and Summer Crisis Programs, Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) and Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP). You can download the Energy Assistance Programs Application from the Office of Community Services, Ohio Department of Development (click on the HEAP logo). Or, to receive an application by mail, please call Julie Dahlhausen at 216-252-6559 ext. 1300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also stop by our office to pick one up, but please call first.