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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

Contracting exterior house painting

When obtaining bids to have your house painted, you should discuss with each contractor several important issues. Because preparation and painting are so labor-intensive, the price that a contractor quotes for a job will frequently depend on how you define the quality of workmanship you are seeking.… Read the rest

Ladder safety

When you pull out that ladder to work around your home, a few precautions will help ensure a safe experience. Every time you use a ladder, look it over before you set it up. Make sure the hooks that lock the top section in place are secure.… Read the rest

Repairing exterior wood steps

We seldom pay the steps outside our houses any attention… until someone falls through a rotting landing or trips on an uneven tread. If you could view your house through the eyes of a stranger, however, you’d see that steps in bad repair can ruin the first impression given by your home, and take away from its attractiveness.… Read the rest
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