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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. Applications available April 1, 2024.

Housing Enhancement Loan Program (HELP)
HELP is a home improvement loan-interest reduction program offered through the Cuyahoga County Treasurer. 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 for Renters and Homeowners
Assistance is available for Parma renters and homeowners who have suffered a no-fault loss of income within the household resulting in an eviction, utility termination or foreclosure notice. Applications are available April 1, 2024.

Grass Cutting and Snow Removal Program
City of Parma offers supplemental grass cutting and snow removal services for senior citizens and/or disabled persons. Grass cutting applications are available March 18, 2024. Snow plowing applications are available Oct. 1, 2024.
The following income limits apply:
1-person household: $31,650
2-person household: $36,200
3-person household: $40,700
4-person household: $45,200
5-person household: $48,850
6-person household: $52,450
7-person household: $56,050
8-person household: $59,700

Furnace Inspection Program 
An $80 voucher for a senior age 65 and older (all occupants of the house must be 65 and older) who owns the home is eligible to receive help covering the cost of a furnace inspection, prior to the heating season. The voucher must be used for a furnace checkup and cleaning from a licensed and registered HVAC contractor of the homeowner’s choice. Furnace voucher appointments start July 22, 2024. Call 216-661-7372 to make an appointment. No walk-ins.

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 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. 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 old 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. For more information, call the Cuyahoga County Board of Health at 216-201-2000.  



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


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


Phone: 216-661-7372
Fax: 216-661-7407

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