Tremont West e-news & updates
February 16, 2021
2021 Paint Program Applications are Now Available
Application deadline is February 28th
Free Home Repair

The Age-Friendly Home Investment program administered through the City of Cleveland’s Department of Aging is now available. The program helps seniors over the age of 60 or adults between the ages of 18-59 with a disability address one home maintenance or home repair need. The program also assists with additional referrals to other home repair programs. The program is first-come, first-serve, with a limited amount of funding per ward.
 To qualify, residents:
  • Must be a low or moderate-income Cleveland homeowner aged 60 years or older or an adult age 18-59 receiving disability.
  • The residence must be a single or two-family home that the applicant owns and resides in.
  • Property taxes are current or the applicant is on a payment plan.
  • The property must not be in foreclosure.
 Since the program has limited funding and tends to be competitive, Tremont West would like to help residents who are interested in applying. Please contact Community Engagement Specialist Julie Dahlhausen at 216-280-8411 or juliedahlhausen@tremontwest.org for additional information.
Near West Recreation Small Group Sessions
All sessions are free and open to kids in grades K-8 grade. 
Sessions will take place weekday nights between 5:30 -7:30 pm at various gyms across the Near West Side, beginning February 9 through March 25. 
Grown-ups are able to select sessions for their player in the Fees section. We ask you please only select up to eight (8) session times for each child you register. Please only select dates and times you know your player can make. We will be enforcing a strict no-show policy this season. 
Please note, all players, coaches, volunteers, and anyone in the gym space must be wearing a mask. NWR will have masks on hand if you or your player does not have one.
Please do not hesitate to reach out with questions to nearwestrec@ohiocity.org.
For more info and to register your player:
Fat Tuesday and Fish Fry Season!
Celebrate Fat Tuesday at Forest City Brewery! Forest City Brewery will be serving St. Wendelin Wheat beer for Fat Tuesday and selling Paczkis from the world-famous Kiedrowski's Bakery.

Prosperity Social Club invites you to enjoy their Fish Fry! Anyone who hasn’t made reservations to dine-in should call 216.937.1938 and pre-order their meals for timed, curbside pickup. Limited online delivery will also be available via DoorDash®.  Friday Fish Fry runs from 11:30 am to 10:00 pm.
2021 Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Update
Learn more about the P-EBT.
Virtual Tenant Information Session
Saturday, February 20, 11 am to 1 pm
Presented by Judge W. Mona Scott in partnership with the Legal Aide Society and CHN Housing Partners
Towpath Trilogy
Canalway Partners hosts a series of runs along the Towpath Trail. Try one or register for all 3!
Support Community Shares
Tremont West is a proud member of Greater Cleveland Community Shares, the only social justice federation in our area! We are one of the 37 member nonprofits that benefit from this collaboration by receiving vital operating support to do our work. 
 
This month, Greater Cleveland Community Shares is the featured nonprofit partner of Nurenberg Paris Law Firm.
 
Throughout all of February, Nurenberg Paris will be posting on their Facebook page about Community Shares. Each “like” on their page this month will earn Community Shares $5. The money raised from this partnership will go directly to support the foundation of Community Shares’ Youth Giving Circle.
 
We would love your help in supporting this program! Please like the Nurenberg Paris Facebook page and their posts about Community Shares throughout the month, and continue to spread the word to your friends and family. It’s a simple way to make a HUGE difference. Thank you!
Tremont in the News
Do you follow Freshwater Cleveland or The Land?
They are two local online news sources publishing local news featuring the neighborhoods of Cleveland.

Kaiser Gallery featured:



Pick Up Poop (PUP)
The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District has an informative webpage about why it is important to pick up after your pup even in your own yard. Let's be considerate neighbors and please pick up after your pup and place the bag in a proper garbage receptacle.
EAT & EXPLORE CLE
Eat & Explore CLE activities continue! This coming week, we're featuring the West Park Kamm's neighborhood, along with our friends at West Park Kamm's and This is Cleveland
Merrick House
Merrick House has Prevention, Retention, and Contingency (PRC) funding available to assist anyone with rent or utility payments. Payments are limited to $125.00 per household and will be paid directly to the vendor. Interested parties should call Merrick House at 216-771-5077 for an application.

Merrick House is hiring a new Executive Director. Learn More Here
 
Childcare Center
Please contact Merrick House Early Childhood Director Laurie Santos at 216-771-5077 extension 132 or e-mail her at lauries@merrickhouse.org 
 
Tremont Youth Council at Merrick House
 Please contact Jennifer Pullom at 216.771.5077 or jenniferp@merrickhouse.org for details.
 
MomsFirst
Donations needed of Clorox wipes and Clorox/Lysol spray. We need them for the Pandemic childcare.
CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH WRITERS AND READERS
Cleveland Public Library hosts a series of candid conversations on issues facing our community

Cleveland Public Library
Utilize CoUrbanize and give input regarding the renovation and redesign of the Jefferson Branch Library.

Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases across the county, Cleveland Public Library is making changes to protect staff and visitors. Starting Saturday, November 21, all Library buildings will close to the public. Curbside and walk-up services will still be available.

Follow Your Branch on Facebook

Grab and Go Meals for Youth 
M-F, 3-5 pm at all CPL locations
 
Fall CPL Newsletters

 
Rental and Utility Assistance
If you are struggling to pay your rent or are behind in paying your utility bills, apply today.
Internet Options for Grade School Students
The solution by Empower CLE:
First, supporting students with access to education:
For Cleveland public school families, you can receive free high-speed internet through the partnership with Empower Cle. The district pays your installation costs as long as a student lives in the home. That’s right, free! No hidden charges and no bait and switch. Moreover, the school system will provide your child with a computer.
That service is now available in the designated area on the map above. To participate in the program, you have to opt-in by calling 216-777-3859. Do not wait till the last minute, call today while supplies last!
For all other residents in the above designated map area:
Even though you do not have a child in the Cleveland school system, you can have high-speed internet in your home for less than $10 per month through Empower Cle. That’s right, no installation cost and no monthly fees. Call 216-777-3859.


There are two other low cost options for students not located in the EmpowerCLE service area:


Concerned about your housing or an eviction?
You may qualify for free legal representation, call Legal Aid at 216-687-1900.
Information for families.
MyCom is a network of people who believe youth development is a direct path to healthy, safe communities for everyone. We build strengths in young people and their neighborhoods by connecting existing programs and resources, and funding opportunities for positive growth.
Job Opportunities
Follow Near West Job Board Facebook Page for daily job postings.

Merrick House is hiring a new Executive Director. Learn More Here
Food Pantry Information
Tremont West staff put together this list of food access in Tremont, Duck Island and Irishtown Bend. Please email Dharma Valentin if you would like to see something changed or added.

Or dial 211
 
Pet food is available through the Cleveland Animal Protective League. Email projectCARE@clevelandapl.org or call (216) 255-5012 and leave a message.
 
 
Lost and Found Keys
Tremont West will accept lost keys from Tremont, Duck Island, and Irishtown Bend.
2021 Cleveland Waste Pick-up Schedule
As a reminder, cans are not to be placed outside earlier than 12 pm the day before garbage pick-up and must be removed by 12 pm the day following garbage pick-up.