Celebrating 25 Years of the Heritage Home Program!
The Heritage Home Program Newsletter
Annual Mayors' Breakfast

F riday, Janua ry 19th, 2018
8:30 A M - 10:30 AM
Sarah Benedict House
3751 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Free Parking immediately adjacent to building, entrance at rear.

Join us for an update of Heritage Home Program services and activity. Bring your questions, comments and ideas for discussion. 
Coffee & light breakfast will be served! 

Please RSVP with Charles Crouch:
2018 Renewals 
Due February 1st

  It was a pleasure working with you throughout 2017, 
and we look forward to working with your residents in 2018!

Renewal Letters were emailed to city officials in mid-December. Emails included  the HHP renewal letter, invoice and a statistics report detailing activity in your community from 1/1/2017 through 12/1/2017. 
Please read through the Renewal Letter for more information on fees and marketing the program to your residents by sending a Mayor's Letter.
We hope that you will continue your participation into the coming year. We need to receive your renewal payment by February 1st. This will provide us with enough time to prepare the spring mailing to homeowners.

Questions? Email or call us at 216-426-3116
We look forward to working with you in 2018!
2017 Highlights
Solar Panels, Bank Partners & More!
  • Signed 133 loans, tying our all-time record!
  • Provided 1,736 technical assists, including 1,318 site visits.
  • Presented 58 workshops, information sessions and participated in other community events. 
  • Completed first year of partnership with Third Federal Savings & Loan, with 26 approved loans valued at approximately $950,000!
  • Partnered with Northwest Bank to begin lending in participating communities in Lorain County.
  • First loan signed to finance solar panels on an historic home and garage! 
  • 3 new cities/neighborhoods joined our program full-time: Rocky River's Beachcliff neighborhood, Elyria's West by the River Historic District and the City of Oberlin.
  • 2 new cities joined our program on a 6-month trial basis: Maple Heights and Strongsville.
Homeowners on Cleveland's west side used the Heritage Home Loan to finance solar panels on the rear of their historic home and garage. 
Tech Talk
Three projects you can tackle in the wintertime

Photo Credit: Denise Krebs, Flickr.com, Creative Commons

  • Interior Painting - While we might not be able to put on exterior paint when the temperature drops, this time of year is actually ideal for interior painting.  The dry winter air greatly hastens the drying process, which turns into a real time-saver for the application of multiple layers.
  • Insulate Pipes and Water Heater - Often overlooked by homeowners of otherwise well-insulated homes, investing in a pipe and water heater insulation kit, available at your local hardware store, can be a big help if that first winter energy bill was more than you had hoped.
  • Get Organized! - Now that you're stuck indoors for the most part, this is a golden opportunity to spend time organizing your home.  A well-organized home will make projects you undertake over the rest of the year much less challenging. Consider tackling that basement or attic!
Celebration of Preservation - Nominations Due Feb. 16

Help us celebrate this past year's amazing preservation projects by nominating a project to receive recognition at the 2018 Celebration of Preservation. The Cleveland Restoration Society and AIA Cleveland's annual preservation awards program recognizes individuals and organizations whose contributions demonstrate excellence and outstanding commitment to historic preservation .

Nominations are due Friday, February 16th,  2018 by 5:00 p.m. 
Awards will be determined by a jury of architects, contractors, and others involved in historic preservation and announced during the Celebration of Preservation in May 2018.  Click here for details on nominating a project .  

Be inspired by some of last year's award winners: 
4003 Whitman Avenue by the Marinucci Group
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