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Home Improvement Program
Grants are offered to offset the cost of qualified interior and exterior home improvements provided to owner-occupied, low/moderate income single-family households. Examples include: roofing, plumbing, electrical, furnace replacement. Income limits apply. Applications available beginning April 1, 2018. 

Housing Enhancement Loan Program (H.E.L.P.)
A home improvement loan interest reduction program offered through Cuyahoga County Treasurer Jim Rokakis. There are no upper income restrictions and money can be used for most non-luxury improvements to your home. Loans are offered at 3% below the bank’s market interest rate and are paid back over 5 years or 10 years if $12,500 or more is borrowed. Call (216) 443-2149 or visit the Cuyahoga County site for more information.

First Time Home Buyer Down Payment Assistance
This is a loan to assist income eligible first time homebuyers with the purchase of a single-family dwelling in Parma. This program is administered through Neighborhood Housing Services. Click here for more information.

Parma’s Project HELP
Project HELP allows grants to income eligible residents to prevent eviction, foreclosure or utility termination by bringing rent payments, mortgage payments or delinquent utility bills current. Applications available beginning April 1, 2018. 

Grass Cutting and Snow Removal Program
The City of Parma offers supplemental grass cutting and snow removal services for senior citizens and/or disabled persons. Income limits apply. Applications available beginning April 18, 2018. 

Furnace Inspection Program
An $80 voucher for Senior Citizens aged 65 and over (all occupants of the house must be 65 and over) who own their home to help defray the costs of a furnace inspection prior to the heating season. The voucher must be used for a "furnace clean and check" from a licensed and registered HVAC contractor of your choice. Applications closed until further notice. 

Senior Safe at Home Program
Offers at least one emergency personal pendant necklace and one live voice emergency monitoring station at a reduced rate, or at no cost, for eligible senior citizens and the disabled. Eligible participants must be age 65 or over, live alone and be medically disabled and earn less than $36,300 per year. Applications available beginning April 18, 2018. 

Cuyahoga County Board of Health's Lead Safe Cuyahoga Grant
Lead is a poison.  When it gets into a child’s body it can harm the child’s brain and cause learning and behavior problems.  Many homes built before 1978 may have paint that contains lead.  The Cuyahoga County Board of Health, in conjunction with the City of Parma Community Development Block Grant, can help provide FREE home repairs that limit a child’s exposure to lead.  If you are an owner, landlord, or renter in Parma with a child 5 years of age or younger, and qualify by income, you could receive up to $8,000 or more in assistance with replacing windows, doors, repairing porches and repairing the home’s exterior to be lead free.  Please contact (216) 201-2000 for more information and please click here for a flyer with more information.  You can also have your child tested for lead at the Board of Health by calling (216) 201-2041. Program open for applications.

Handicap Ramp Installation
The installation of a handicap wheelchair ramp at the designated dwelling entrance for income eligible homeowners with a documented medical necessity for themselves or a family member residing therein. Applications available beginning April 1, 2018.  



Community Services & Economic Development
5517 State Road
Parma, OH 44134


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8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


(216) 661-7372
Fax: (216) 661-7407

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