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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 and furnace replacement. Income limits apply. Closed to new applications until 2024.

Housing Enhancement Loan Program (HELP)
HELP is 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 a home. Loans are offered at 3 percent below the bank’s market interest rate and are paid back over five years or 10 years, if $12,500 or more is borrowed. Call 216-443-2149 or visit the Cuyahoga County site for more information.

Project HELP & COVID Relief for Renters and Homeowners
If you or a member of your household were laid off or had hours reduced due to COVID-related shutdown orders; have fallen behind on utility, rent or mortgage payments; and are having problems feeding your family, there may be assistance for you. The City of Parma has always had assistance available for families that had a no-fault loss of income in the household, but the CARES Act has provided Parma with additional money and expanded benefits to assist families as the pandemic continues. Call the Community Development Department at 216-661-7372 for information about the Project HELP Program and to see if you qualify. This program is for Parma residents only.

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. Grass cutting applications are now closed. Snow plowing applications available Oct. 2, 2023. 

Furnace Inspection Program
An $80 voucher for a senior citizen age 65 and over (all occupants of the house must be 65 and over) who owns his or her home is available to help defray the cost of a furnace inspection prior to the heating season. The voucher must be used for furnace cleaning and checking from a licensed and registered HVAC contractor of the homeowner’s choice. Furnace voucher appointments start July 24, 2023.

Senior Safe-at-Home Program

The 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 an eligible disabled senior citizen resident. An eligible participant must be age 65 or older and medically disabled, earn less than $42,600 per year and live alone. Applications available year round.

Cuyahoga County Board of Healths 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. An owner, landlord or renter in Parma with a child 5 years of age or younger and who qualifies based on income may receive up to $8,000 or more in assistance to replace windows and doors and repair porches and a home’s exterior to eliminate lead. Call 216-201-2000 for more information and click here for a flyer with more information. A child can be tested for lead at the Cuyahoga County Board of Health by calling 216- 201-2041.

Wheelchair Ramp Installation
This program provides for the installation of a wheelchair ramp at a designated dwelling’s entrance. The resident must be an income-eligible homeowner with a documented medical necessity for himself, herself or a family member residing in the home. Applications available April 2, 2023.  


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


Tuesday & Thursday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Office: 216-661-7372
Fax: 216-661-7407

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