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HRRC seeks housing counselor

Home Repair Resource Center is looking for a new team member! We are currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Housing Counselor. We’re looking for a dynamic and experienced housing counselor to provide housing counseling and client services in our Senior Repair and Financial Assistance Programs and in our Foreclosure Prevention Program.… Read the rest

Building a “bug house”

If you’re looking for a fun parent/child activity this summer, check out HRRC’s newest offering. On Saturday, July 18th from 10 am till noon, we’ll offer a class on “Building a Bug House.” The class will be held at Oxford Community Gardens (at the north end of Oxford Road where it dead-ends into the school yard.) Nancy Howell, naturalist at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, will explain why bugs are good for our world and why they need our help.… Read the rest

July is Lakewood month

HRRC is offering a special incentive to Lakewood residents in July. For all our July repair workshops, Lakewood residents will pay only $5, instead of the regular $15 fee. Check out our workshop schedule and reserve your spot now.… Read the rest

“Early bird” discount for women’s plumbing & heating classes

Early applicants for the “plumbing & heating repairs” module in our Home How-To women’s repair course will save money! Regular tuition for the eight-class module is $120 for Cleveland Heights residents and $150 for non-residents (reduced rates for low-income participants), but a $20 “early-bird” discount will apply to applications received by July 13th.… Read the rest
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Repair Tips

Porch columns

Many older homes are graced by columns supporting a porch roof. Most of these columns will eventually need repair or replacement, as they suffer the effects of age and weather. With a little know-how, this job can be done by the homeowner on a do-self basis.… Read the rest

Sidewalk leveling

Many people are interested in trying to level sidewalk slabs, but are afraid that the segment  will be too heavy to handle without damaging the slab – or their backs! If you’ve been really struggling to get your sidewalks lifted and straightened out, there are some ways to get that project done even if you’re not a body builder.… Read the rest

Discouraging animal visitors

Most urban areas in Northeastern Ohio, including Cleveland Heights, have experienced an increase in the populations of wild “critters” in recent years. The problems they cause can range from the merely annoying to the downright destructive – so, it’s a good idea to look at ways to keep them from setting up housekeeping in your neighborhood.… Read the rest
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