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City of Cleveland creates new program to connect homeowners, landlords to resources to fix their homes

Posted at 9:59 AM, Sep 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-17 09:59:31-04

CLEVELAND — Cleveland City Council is implementing a new program that would help homeowners get connected to tools and resources to fix their homes.

The $1 million project—called the Community Engagement Healthy Home Program— will hire a program manager and a number of community engagement specialists who link homeowners and landlords to resources, education and training.

The community engagement specialists will find parts of Cleveland where homes need the most help. They'll hold classes and also connect homeowners with a city program that helps cover the cost of paint for the outside of the house.

The city says it hopes to hire specialists around December and start identifying where they'll work first by the end of the year.