Neighborhood Programs

The DSCDO Department of Community Involvement is in charge of getting
information out to the community regarding housing, youth engagement, safety,
and organizing for social programs/activities. Here is a listing of some
programs to which we can connect you:

Neighborhood Volunteer Opportunities

  • Senior Homeowner Assistance Program (SHAP)

    • Administered by the City of Cleveland Department of Aging, SHAP provides

      grants to Cleveland residents age 60+ or disabled adults who meet income

      eligibility guidelines and own single or two family homes in need of critical,

      health, safety and maintenance repairs. Applicants must live in the property in

      question and be able to show clear title. Call 216-664-2045 for more details. Learn more about the program and download an application here.

  • Loan Programs
  • There are a variety of other organizations who provide loan programs for property owners hoping to rehabilitate or repair their homes, and we make many referrals to:        

Youth Programs

  • LAND Studio

    • This nonprofit organization is responsible for much of the programming in

      the local Herman, Madison, and Lake Parks, including DJ workshops, outdoor

      movies, and interactive art activities just to name a few. Find out more here.

  • Respect Our Community and Kids (ROCK)

    • For junior high students, this program engages youth during the school year

      in community issues through murals, skits, performances, and creative

      discussions of local issues. Call 216-961-4242 x 223 for more details.

  • A Better Way/Touch of Class

    • The North End Block Club, in cooperation with West Bethel Baptist Church,

      has created programs to teach leadership skills and social skills to local

      youth. They are funded through Neighborhood Connections grants for which DSCDO

      is the fiscal agent. Call 216-961-4242 x 223 for more details

Safety Programs 


Know of a crime in the area and want to be heard at court? These activities bring together community testimony, whether in person or through letter drives, to the court cases. Let the judge and jury know how the community was affected by someone's actions. Call 216-961-4242 x 226 for details. 

Shoreway Vision Program

Michael DeCesare and Case Development are passionate about the Shoreway Vision Program, a nod to the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood, which Michael and his family call home. The Shoreway Vision Program allows buyers, who choose to invest in Case Development and our Cleveland neighborhoods, a $5,000 credit for their new home, which can be used towards closing costs and upgrades. In return, the buyer agrees to complete 40 hours of community service in the Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization within 12 months of the date of transfer of title on the property.  Michael, his family, and his company love giving back to the neighborhood and encourage the new residents in his communities to do the same.  


A neighborhood with a view, a community with a vision.

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