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.

  • Appointments for Free Tax Preparation Available Now

    The Cuyahoga EITC Coalition is now accepting appointments for FREE tax preparation. Maximize your tax return and keep every penny of the refunds you've earned. Free tax preparation appointments with the Coalition can save you hundreds of dollars over a paid preparer. Eligible hardworking families can receive up to $6,600 at tax time with the Earned Income Tax Credit.

  • Fairfax Grocery Project

    On or about October 1, 2021 the City of Cleveland, Department of Community Development will submit a request to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of Community Development Block Grant Program/Section 108 funds for the FAIRFAX GROCERY PROJECT.

  • 1st Amendment of the 2020 Annual Action Plan

    This document is the 1st Amendment of the 2020 Annual Action Plan in order to implement the followings changes:

    Make technical changes to align 2020 project goals with 5-year consolidated plan goals (minor amendment); Make technical changes to adjust the 2020 HUD Entitlement amounts following communication from HUD regarding formula calculation errors;  Authorize the allocation of additional CARES Act CDBG-CV funding in the amount of $2,595,267 to various programs, such as food, rental assistance;  Authorize the reallocation of $125,000 in CDBG-CV funding to a homeless sanitation;  Authorize the allocation of additional CARES Act ESG-CV funding in the amount of $5,494,002 to various programs, such as shelter, homeless prevention and rental assistance; and,  Authorize approximately $24,000,000 in Section 108 loan funds for the purpose of City of  Cleveland Department of Economic Development programs and projects, including but not limited to Fairfax Grocery and The Centennial Projects.

  • Environmental Review Records (ERRs) Now Available Online Only

    Until further notice, Environmental Review Records (ERRs) available for public comment for the release of HOME and CDBG funds under Section 212(a)(1) of Title II (42 U.S.C. 12701 et seq.) of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act can no longer be viewed in person.

  • Cleveland Tax Abatement Study Available

    In summer 2019, the city of Cleveland’s Office of Community Development and the Equitable Community Development Working Group engaged with Reinvestment Fund, PFM, Greater Ohio Policy Center, Neighborhood Connections and Leverage Point Development, to study the City’s residential tax abatement program. The study was commissioned to better understand the historic usage of the program, the value it generated for the City, and to identify potential adjustments to the program that would help the City advance an Equitable Community Development Strategy as part of Mayor Jackson’s Neighborhood Transformation Initiative.

  • CARES Act Resources

    Cleveland residents needing assistance during the COVID-19 crisis should consult this list of resources available under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

  • 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.

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