Community Development

The Department of Community Development is responsible for planning, administering, and evaluating HUD funds. The Department implements programs designed to conserve and expand the housing stock; revitalize commercial areas; acquire, maintain, and market vacant land; improve the quality of human services; and develop small area or neighborhood strategies.

  • Cuyahoga EITC Coalition Providing Free Tax Filing Services Posting

    The Cuyahoga EITC Coalition is providing free tax filing again!  Using virtual, telephone or in-person options, our IRS-certified volunteers can help you prepare and e-file your taxes today.  Schedule an appointment today!

  • Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) - Notification of Availability for Public Review

    The Department of Community Development is in the process of preparing the 2019-2020 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER), including a report on the affordable housing activities, for submission to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on October 31, 2020. The CAPER details how the City of Cleveland spent Federal funds between June 1, 2019 and May 31, 2020.

  • Environmental Review Records (ERRs) Now Available Online Only

    Until further notice, Environmental Review Records (ERRs) available for public comment for the release of HOME and CDBG funds under Section 212(a)(1) of Title II (42 U.S.C. 12701 et seq.) of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act can no longer be viewed in person.

  • Cleveland Tax Abatement Study Available

    In summer 2019, the city of Cleveland’s Office of Community Development and the Equitable Community Development Working Group engaged with Reinvestment Fund, PFM, Greater Ohio Policy Center, Neighborhood Connections and Leverage Point Development, to study the City’s residential tax abatement program. The study was commissioned to better understand the historic usage of the program, the value it generated for the City, and to identify potential adjustments to the program that would help the City advance an Equitable Community Development Strategy as part of Mayor Jackson’s Neighborhood Transformation Initiative.

  • 2020-2021 Program Year Action Plan Available for Public Comment Starting March 20

    In accordance with requirements of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the City of Cleveland has drafted the 2020-2021 Program Year Action Plan. The Action Plan, which will be available for public comment and review on March 20, 2020, is a comprehensive strategy that describes activities and programs that will be implemented during the 2020-2021 program year to address priority needs and specific objectives identified in the 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan for your review. The Action Plan also serves as an application for Federal funds.

  • Storefront Renovation Program (SRP) Assists Neighborhood Retail Districts

    Cleveland’s SRP helps retail districts become attractive, economically viable, and diverse places to visit and shop by assisting in the design and funding of signage and the rehabilitation of traditional storefront buildings.

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Section 3 Program Certification and Reporting Requirements >>

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