Historic Preservation E-News
June 2017
Planning a Rehab Project with the Cleveland Restoration Society
[Above] A repaired slate roof in Shaker
Join Us June 15

Are you planning a rehab project at your home? This program will teach you how to plan for the project, how to choose the right contractor for the job, and what to look for when reviewing bids. The Cleveland Restoration Society will lead this event, presented by the Shaker Heights Library and Shaker Heights Landmark Commission. The event is free, but registration is requested.

Thursday, June 15, 7-8:30 pm
Shaker Heights Library Main Branch
16500 Van Aken Boulevard, Shaker Heights  
Transit Village Grants: Deadline Approaching

The City of Shaker Heights continues its Model Block Grant Program to reduce the cost of making repairs for existing homeowners in Transit Village. Grant applications are due June 30.

The 2017 program includes:
  • Grants up to $2,500 to correct outstanding City code violations
  • Grants up to $500 to complete exterior curb appeal projects

Find details at http://bit.ly/2k2W5AA. For additional information contact Ann Klavora, Principal Planner, at 216-491-1436 or ann.klavora@shakeronline.com.

Properties eligible for grants include: all Sutton Road and Sutton Place addresses; 3254 Van Aken Boulevard; 3284, 3286, 3287, 3291, 3292, 3298, and 3301 Milverton Road. 

Other Shaker Heights Grants Available

Home repair grants are available to owner occupied, one-and-two-family properties that fit program guidelines. Applicants must meet income guidelines below. Other restrictions apply.

2017 Income Eligibility Guidelines
Household Size       Maximum Income ($)
          1                                    38,050
          2                                   43,450
          3                                   48,900
          4                                    54,300

Exterior Maintenance
Grants up to $2,500 are available to correct exterior violations cited by the Housing Inspection Department. Property must be located in the Ludlow, Moreland, Lomond or Sussex neighborhood.* Homeowners must provide a 10% financial match.

Free Paint  
Free paint is available to correct exterior paint violations. Property must be located in the Ludlow, Moreland, Lomond or Sussex neighborhood.*

Senior Exterior Maintenance Grant
Grants up to $2,500 are available to correct exterior violations. Available citywide to seniors age 62 years and older. Homeowners must provide a 10% financial match.

Senior Emergency Safety Grant
Grants up to $500 are available to address health and/or safety hazards. Homeowners must be permanently disabled or 62 years and older. Homeowners must provide a 10% financial match.

For additional information contact Colin Compton, Neighborhood and Housing Specialist, at 216-491-1333 or colin.compton@shakeronline.com.

*Program also available citywide for permanently disabled owner-occupants who meet the income guidelines.

Other June Classes and Workshops
Air Conditioning
Monday, June 5, 7-9 pm
Home Repair Resource Center Teaching Center
2520 Noble Road, Cleveland Heights  

Learn the tips, tricks, and intricacies of keeping your home cool and making sure your air conditioning unit works during hot summer days. This event is free, but attendees should register in advance. Learn more and register.  

Heritage Home Program Information Session
Tuesday, June 6, 6-7 pm
Sarah Benedict House
3751 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland

This information session is for homeowners with homes 50 years or older. Attendees will learn about the Heritage Home Program, including free technical assistance and low interest loans.  Learn more.
Homeowner Resources
For residents' convenience, the City of Shaker Heights Planning Department maintains a list of specialty contractors and resources for historic homes. That list, and other information, is available on the  Shaker Heights Landmark Commission webpage

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3400 Lee Road
Shaker Heights, OH 44120-3493
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