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Cleveland Housing Court is hosting a Landlord Workshop at the Justice Center on Aug. 27, 2022.Cleveland Housing Court is holding a Housing Resource Clinic in Ward 8 on Aug. 16, 2022.
Cleveland Housing Court is opening a neighborhood kiosk at Cleveland Public Library's South Branch on July 19, 2022.

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Tuesday, Aug. 16, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Cleveland Housing Court's Resource Clinic, with Cleveland Ward 8 Councilman Michael D. Polensek, at the Collinwood Recreation Center, 16300 Lakeshore Blvd. Come talk with experts on a wide range of housing issues.

Saturday, Aug. 27, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Cleveland Housing Court’s Landlord Workshop, “What Every Landlord Should Know”: Speakers include Housing Court Magistrates, Housing Court Specialists, Cleveland's Public Health Dept., Cleveland's Building & Housing Dept., and the Fair Housing Center for Rights and Research. Advance registration required, at Eventbrite. $15 per person. Space is limited. Questions? Email ballc@cmcoh.org. Continental breakfast provided. In the Justice Center’s 12th Floor Education Center, 1200 Ontario St., Cleveland.

Thursday, Sept. 8, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Cleveland Housing Court's Resource Clinic, with Cleveland Ward 1 Councilman Joseph T. Jones, at the Harvard Community Services Center, 18240 Harvard Ave. Come talk with experts on a wide range of housing issues.

The Justice Center in downtown Cleveland does not allow firearms, despite Ohio's new conceal-carry law.Tanya L. Jones is Cleveland Housing Court's new Deputy Court Administrator and Director of Human Resources.


Due to courtroom restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Cleveland Housing Court is providing access to court proceedings for public observation via Zoom.  Anyone interested in sitting in on a virtual hearing should call (216) 664-4295. You will be asked to provide identifying information including your email. If there is a particular case you would like to observe, please let Cleveland Housing Court staff know.  Click here for information on how to prepare for a Housing Court Zoom proceeding.


For access to Judge Scott's Virtual Hearings please click HERE. Please note this link is ONLY for the Monday Pre-Trial and Wednesday Criminal Docket and not for any in-person or civil eviction cases. If you need access to civil eviction cases please contact our office at (216) 664-4295.

Meeting ID: 899 5365 0666
Passcode: 556718

In an effort to promote lead safe homes in our communities, Cleveland Housing Court has joined with the City of Cleveland to begin enforcement of the Lead Safe Law. Eviction complaints are now required to include at the time of filing, documentary evidence from the City's Department of Building and Housing verifying the Lead Safe Certification status of all units built before January 1, 1978, unless otherwise exempt under Cleveland Codified Ordinance. Click HERE for the Lead Safe Certification Application. Click HERE for the Affidavit verifying your Lead Safe Certification Status. Click HERE for additional information and resources regarding the Lead Safe Process. 

HUD 30 Day Notice Requirement to Terminate Tenancy: Effective November 9, 2021
Click HERE to view sample notice

CHN Housing Partners Online
Delinquent Property Tax Assistance Program
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Cleveland Housing Network's Delinquent Property Tax Assistance Program is available for those who have experienced a COVID-19 hardship after January 21, 2020. Cuyahoga County homeowners who qualify for the program can access up to $10,000 in grant assistance to pay for delinquent property taxes.


CHN Housing Partners - Rental Assistance

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In October 2019, Cleveland City Council, under the leadership of Council President Kevin Kelley, proposed and unanimously passed legislation that established free legal counsel as a right for families living at or below the federal poverty level and facing eviction.  Through unique public-private partnerships including the City of Cleveland, United Way and Legal Aid, the RTC-C was born.

Right to Counsel – Cleveland (RTC-C) gives eligible low-income Cleveland tenants free legal representation in eviction hearings in Cleveland Housing Court. To qualify, a tenant’s income must be at or below the federal poverty guideline, and the tenant must have at least one child in their household. Tenants who qualify for RTC-C will be assigned a lawyer to represent them in their eviction.  The lawyer will appear in court with the tenant and present the tenant’s case. The RTC-C lawyer may also be able to negotiate an agreement with the landlord to resolve the case without a court hearing. The RTC-C lawyer also may help the tenant access rent assistance and other resources. Click here for more information on Right to Counsel: https://freeevictionhelp.org/

PLEASE NOTE: The following Cleveland Housing Court form can now be completed and submitted online:


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