Highlights of 2014

  • 106 households were helped to make nearly $193,000 in home repairs (all programs)
  • 27 households received loans and/or grants through HRRC’s Financial Assistance Programs
  • 11 loans were guaranteed, allowing completion of essential repairs and access to conventional credit for homeowners who would otherwise be subject to costly fees and/or sub-prime lending rates
  • nearly 250 older homeowners benefited from educational workshops and personal repair advice through HRRC’s Senior Repair Program,  gaining skills and knowledge to handle their home maintenance needs
  • A second annual Senior Expo was held, with presentations and advice tables focusing on issues important to seniors
  • More than 230 households were served by Home Repair Resource Center’s financial education and counseling program, which helps participants improve their budgeting and money management skills and gives prospective home buyers a better understanding of the home buying process
  • Through an agreement with the City of Cleveland Heights, HRRC began to facilitate applications for the City’s Down Payment Assistance Program
  • 148 households participated in Project Repair’s hands-on workshops and tool loan, enabling completion of repairs on a do-it-yourself basis.
  • 40 women participated in HRRC’s Home How-To women’s repair course, attending one or more modules on home maintenance, carpentry, electrical, and plumbing repairs
  • As a HUD-certified counseling agency, Home Repair Resource Center provided foreclosure counseling and intervention services to 72 households to combat foreclosures in our community
  • the 19th annual “Community Home Remodeling Fair,” co-sponsored with the City of Cleveland Heights, attracted over 150 residents
  • HRRC established a partnership with the City of Shaker Heights to make our services more readily available to residents of that city
  • HRRC continued to partner with the Heights Libraries to provide our resources to the larger community
  • overall, more than 1200 residents were assisted with budget counseling, repair advice, help and information

Electrical workshop

 

Community Benefit — Historical Perspective:

  • over the last five years, $1.6 million in repairs have been accomplished (all programs)
  • over $735,000 in repairs were completed through HRRC’s Financial Assistance Programs during that period
  • over $468,000 in repairs were completed through Project Repair’s workshops and tool loans during that period