Homeowners Education & Local Partnerships

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Our Mission

Neighborhood and homeowners associations play a vital role in representing the interests of their residents and enhancing our city. A well-organized association can have a significant impact on the quality of life in a neighborhood. The residents of Cleveland have demonstrated a great willingness to dedicate time and energy to make a difference in our community. The "HELP" initiative was designed to help these residents. The City of Cleveland believes that increasing citizen participation along with education benefits the whole community by creating a positive environment of shared responsibility and collaboration.

Our Role

The preservation and upkeep of the city's neighborhoods along with quality of life is a shared responsibility. Code Enforcement is responsible for prevention, detection, investigation and enforcement of violations of municipal ordinances and state laws regulating public health, safety and welfare, minimum building standards, land-use, and zoning ensuring that the common good is protected and public services are carried out in an orderly and efficient manner. The "HELP" initiative provides a vital link between community leaders and local government. Registering your neighborhood will improve communication between your association and government and other useful groups. Through the registration process, the city will be able to provide resources, education and enforcement

Citizen Role

Citizens have a very important role in the safety, health and spirit of our City. Your active participation in the process is the best way to ensure that the quality of life you desire is fulfilled. Citizens also contribute greatly when they participate in or organize neighborhood projects or activities. Your involvement is crucial to improving the safety and property values in your neighborhoods and the city.

Together we can "HELP"

There are a variety of enhancement projects that your group can organize to make you neighborhood a great place to live. We will help you start by identifying what your resident's value in your neighborhood and what they think needs to be done. Area clean –up projects, landscaping, park improvements, or a code enforcement sweep. We would like to help you in any way possible to improve the quality of life in your neighborhood.

How to Get Involved

Let's say you have just moved into a new neighborhood. You would like to make new friends and have found out your neighborhood has an association. How do you become involved? What if you have been a resident in your neighborhood for quite some time, but have always been too busy to attend neighborhood meetings or events. Now your new schedule or job allows you to have a little extra time and you would like to help out in the neighborhood. Who do you contact? This is another way we would like to "HELP" in that process and provide your information on our city website. You will also be a part of making your neighborhood a better place to live by attending our quarterly meetings to report concerns or violations that we may be able to help you address.