Department of Aging

Home Maintenance & Repairs

Senior Initiative

Senior Initiative provides Cleveland’s older adults and adults with disabilities assistance to help them avoid becoming victims of scam contractors and avoid citations for housing violations. This initiative is a cooperative effort between the Departments of Aging, Building and Housing, Community Development, Public Health, and Law. 

Senior Homeowner Assistance Program (SHAP) and Age-Friendly Home Investment Program

SHAP Application

AFHIP Application

These programs provide grants to low-income seniors and adults with disabilities who own and reside in homes needing critical health, safety, or maintenance repairs. Typical repairs include roof replacement, major electrical work, major plumbing work, repair or replacement of the front and/or back steps, porch repairs, and the installation of ramps. 

Chore Services

Indoor Chore Services

Outdoor Chore Services

Chore workers provide home maintenance tasks, which may include general house cleaning, lawn mowing, snow removal, leaf raking, simple home repairs, and installation of smoke detectors. 

Cleveland Tree Assistance Program

Tree Assistance Program Application

The Cleveland Department of Aging, in partnership with the Departments of Community Development and Public Works, provides help to seniors and adults with disabilities or limited income with hazardous tree and branch removal on their personal property. 

Bed Bug Assistance Program

Bed Bug Assistance Program Details

Bed Bug Assistance Program Application

This program helps seniors and adults with disabilities with the extermination of bed bugs in their homes. The program is for those who own and live in the impacted home and meet income guidelines.