General Home Support

Contact the Housing Department if you have any of the following housing needs, questions or concerns.

If you need assistance applying for the following:

  • SHAP, Home Weatherization, City of Cleveland Paint Program, and any other programs
  • Side yard and vacant lot acquisition
  • Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA)
  • Board of Building Standards (BBS)
  • Housing Court
  • Home violations
  • Construction & Permits
  • Landlord / tenant issues
  • Code enforcement and illegal activity
  • Environment Health – lead, asbestos, mold, healthy home
  • MW staff can walk through your home to assess any issues that need to be addressed

Anthony Peterson
Housing Director
216-961-9073 x220

Carol K. Smith
Housing Specialist/State of Ohio Licensed Lead Paint Risk Assessor
216-961-9073 x242

Housing Resources

Home Repair

 For a comprehensive list of home repair resources:

First-Time Home Buyers

For first time home buyer education please visit one of the following:

Real Estate Services

For more information about real estate services and please visit ESOP Cleveland’s website to find a local branch or visit their website for more information:


Test Lead Clearance

Metro West Community Development has an in-office lead test clearance staff ready to answer any questions.

For more information on the new lead safe ordinance and / or to schedule a lead test clearance please fill out form below or contact our lead specialist:

Carol Smith
Lead Paint Specialist
216-961-9073 x242

Housing Search Assistance

Detroit Shoreway

Detroit Shoreway Community Development Org

Ohio Housing Locator

May Dugan Center

Services for Independent Living

2021 Cuyahoga County East Housing List

Services for Independent Living

2021 Cuyahoga County West Housing List

Metro West

You can also contact Metro West Community Development Group:

Housing Tip of the Month

Metro West - Community Development

3167 Fulton Rd #303  •  Cleveland, OH 44109
Phone: (216) 961-9073  •  Email: info@metrowestcle.org
Office Hours:  Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm