Home Repair

Restoring more
than homes.

At CHS, we believe every home contributes to the strength of a neighborhood. That’s why we help care for homes by providing repair assistance to those in need, creating safe, healthy and well-maintained homes in our community.

We rely on a diverse pool of committed contractors to deliver custom solutions that ensure homes remain a financial asset to homeowners and empower seniors to continue living in their homes even if they can’t maintain their properties. This program is for qualified and income-eligible Cuyahoga County homeowners.

Professional inspectors will assess your home and identify critical home repairs that focus on health and safety such as:
– Porch repairs/replacements
– Interior and exterior railings

Our funding comes from city, county and state resources as well as private donations.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be resident of Cuyahoga County
  • Must be income eligible and must provide supporting documentation
  • Property must be owner-occupied and not in foreclosure
  • Owner must live in the home for at least one year
  • Owner-occupied two-family properties are eligible for work done only in the owner-occupied unit, not the rental unit
  • Property taxes must be current or in an approved payment plan with the Cuyahoga County Treasurer

Home repairs are contingent on:

  • Location
  • Eligibility
  • Funding
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The CHS Home Repair program focuses on three areas of assistance:

Health & Safety

Our team coordinates the repair of critical systems and functions of a home (not aesthetic), including:

  • Heating, electrical and plumbing upgrades
  • Carpentry work – interior and exterior
  • Security – doors and locks
  • Roofing
  • Accessibility – kitchen/bath modification, and barrier removal for physically challenged
“I had no running water for two years because the plumbing didn’t work and had to borrow water from my neighbors. I had no money for a contractor. When I found CHS and you fixed all my plumbing, and now I have a house that is really a home.” Mary, East Side Suburb

Gutters & Downspouts

Functioning gutters and downspouts are important to protect your home’s foundation, prevent flooding and more. Our team can assist with:

  • Gutter cleaning – Spring & Fall
“I’m a low-income senior who had electrical problems all around my house. I had to run extension cords to any outlet that would work. CHS changed my panel box, made some wiring repairs, and gave me a couple new outlets! The change in my life is amazing.” Esther, Cleveland

Interested in becoming a contractor?

Contractors are required to fill out an application and are reviewed by CHS.  Community Housing Solutions must also be named as an additionally insured on contractor’s insurance policy.  Please click here to send an email to learn more.