1,000 Households served by the CHS Home Repair program in 2019
80%+ Success rate in helping families avoid foreclosure through CHS Housing Counseling
2,500 Families helped annually by CHS
$3.5 mil Real estate tax payments or payment plans made by Cuyahoga County residents since 2019 as a result of help from CHS
900 Households served by the CHS Tool Loan program in 2019

Since 1973, it has been our mission to serve low- and moderate-income families in Cuyahoga County by helping them obtain and maintain safe, decent, affordable housing. Our programs are focused on safety and enhancing self-sufficiency through home repair, tool loan and housing counseling services. Today, we serve over 2,500 families in Cuyahoga County every year with funding from city, county, state and private sources.

CHS is a not-for-profit, tax exempt, 501(c)(3) organization.

CHS Leadership

  • Andy Nikiforovs

    Andy Nikiforovs

    Executive Director

  • Roger Carney

    Roger Carney

    Controller, Home Repair Program Director

  • Michele Sims

    Michele Sims

    Housing Counseling Program Director

Board of Directors

  • Jeff Malbasa


    Capital Group

  • Dr. Richard Hansler

    Founding Board Member

    Lighting Innovations, John Carroll University

  • Sandra Lynn Annode


  • Anthony J. Basalla

    Cerity Partners

  • Suzanne Meltzer, AIA

    RDL Architects, Inc.

  • Don Miehls, Esq.

  • Kristina Primozic

    Huntington National Bank

  • Dominic Carbone


    Bodies Done Right

2020 Financials

Thanks to generous contributions and continued support from our donors:

  • The City of Cleveland
  • Cuyahoga County
  • Cuyahoga County Land Reutilization Corporation
  • CHS Board of Directors
  • Capital Group
  • Council for Economic Opportunities of Greater Cleveland
  • The Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati
  • Third Federal Savings and Loan
  • KeyBank
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • The Tom Gerson Philanthropic Fund
  • The State of Ohio
  • The Raymond L. Pianka Memorial Fund
  • Lutheran Agencies Organized in Service
  • Anonymous

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