Seniors: House and Home

Chore Services
Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing
Dominion Energy Assistance
Eviction Assistance
Homeless Services for Seniors
Homestead Program
Home Energy Assistance Program: HEAP
Senior Initiative

Chore Services

216.664.2833 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm - 75 Erieview Plaza, Cleveland OH 44114

This program provides free home maintenance for moderate to low income Clevelanders aged 60 and up. It helps residents live independent lifestyles while improving and maintaining the City's appearance.

Chore workers are City employees who provide services such as general and heavy house cleaning, lawn mowing, removing/installing storm windows, painting (limited), simple home repairs, and carpet cleaning. They will also install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and remove snow. Chore indoor services are primarily available from December to March.

Donations are accepted to support the program, and can be mailed to the attention of the Chore Program, at the Department of Aging. All money collected is used to provide services.

Homeless Services for Seniors

P: 216.664.2833 ? 75 Erieview Plaza, 2nd Floor, Cleveland, OH 44114

Homeless Prevention Program Flyer
This short-term program, funded with federal stimulus dollars, provides case management services for limited income Cleveland residents 60+ (or disabled 50+) at risk of becoming homeless. This service is intended for those currently homeless, at risk of eviction, living in condemned property, or temporarily living with others. Service is provided by the City of Cleveland Department of Aging which also collaborates with Fairhill Partners to assist homeless persons needing help to obtain housing.

CMHA: Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority ? 216.348.5000

CMHA is responsible for the management and operation of the local public housing program and administers rent subsidy programs to provide eligible low-income persons good, safe, affordable housing. CMHA maintains an accredited police department to ensure safe places to live and work, and a social services department that develops programs to enhance the quality of life of its residents.

Eviction Assistance

216.664.2833 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm - 75 Erieview Plaza, Cleveland OH 44114

Geriatric Outreach Workers in the City's Department of Aging are available to assist and relocate Seniors facing eviction.

HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) and Summer Crisis Program

Program: 1.800.282.0080 - Weekdays 7 am to 5 pm or TTD 1.800.686.1557
Application Assistance: 216.664.2833 or in-person during regular office hours

The Department of Aging assists seniors with the application process for this service which is a federally funded program administered by the Ohio Development Services Agency’s Office of Community Assistance. It is designed to help eligible low income Ohioans meet the high cost of home heating. For those eligible, the amount of the one-time HEAP benefit will depend on federal funding levels, how many people live in a home, total household income and the primary heating fuel used. In most cases, the one-time benefit will be a credit applied by the utility company (or fuel vendor). This program is made possible with a grant from the Ohio Department of Aging, through the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging.

Homestead Program


Cleveland homeowner/occupants who are totally disabled, or 65 and over may be eligible for reduced rates on water and sewer bills.

Dominion Energy Assistance Programs

Residents using Dominion East Ohio as their gas supplier may be eligible for special payment assistance programs. Shutoffs may be delayed if they are life-threatening to the health of a household member. Individuals may also be qualified for assistance if they meet income guidelines. Dominion asks that customers call them as soon as a delinquent notice is received.

Senior Initiative

216.664.2833 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm

This program provides Cleveland seniors and disabled adults home repair assistance to avoid housing violations citations and predatory lenders or scam contractors. This is a cooperative effort between the City’s Departments of Aging, Building and Housing, Community Development, Consumer Affairs, Public Health and Law.