Community Development

The Department of Community Development is responsible for planning, administering, and evaluating HUD funds. The Department implements programs designed to conserve and expand the housing stock; revitalize commercial areas; acquire, maintain, and market vacant land; improve the quality of human services; and develop small area or neighborhood strategies.

  • 'Can you hear me?’ New phone Scam Tricks the Receiver Into Answering 'Yes'

    Many variations are being used in robocalls to get a consumer to engage and say "Yes," according to the consumer watchdog groups. A recorded call can set someone up to generate proof — they said 'Yes' after all — that they signed up for a service.

  • Mayor Frank G. Jackson Introduces Healthy Homes Interdepartmental Initiative

    The City of Cleveland has launched its new Healthy Homes Interdepartmental Initiative, as part of its ongoing commitment to creating healthy homes in neighborhoods throughout the city. The proactive, multi-year program results from years of internal planning, and it focuses on interdepartmental collaboration between Building and Housing, Public Health, Community Development, Law, Housing Court and multiple external partners.

  • Mayor Frank G. Jackson Announces Demolition Strategy to Remove Blighted Structures

    Mayor Jackson announced a comprehensive strategy to demolish blighted and abandoned homes. The plan is part of the Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative,  and it aligns with the recently announced massive $25 million funding of the Neighborhood Transformation Initiative. The City is concurrently working with several large financial institutions to support new home construction and rehabilitation, as well as down payment assistance programs.

  • Storefront Renovation Program (SRP) Assists Neighborhood Retail Districts

    Cleveland’s SRP helps retail districts become attractive, economically viable, and diverse places to visit and shop by assisting in the design and funding of signage and the rehabilitation of traditional storefront buildings.

Afford-A-Home Mortgage Loans >>

Block Grant Development Program >>

Home Improvement Loans and Programs >>

Land Bank Program >>

Lead Hazard Control Program >>

Residential Tax Abatement >>

Section 3 Program Certification and Reporting Requirements >>

Storefront Renovation >>

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