Landlord Resources and Education Virtual Workshop

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Are you a landlord in Cleveland? Want to hear more about what is going on in Cleveland housing?

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**Sign up for Breakout sessions when you register! Select no more than 3 breakouts sessions. Make sure to note the times.**

9 am - 9:30 am Cleveland Municipal Housing Court’s Frequently Asked Questions

This workshop will answer frequently asked questions about court processes regarding:

  • How do I file an eviction, and how long does it take to get the tenant out?
  • How do I retrieve my money from a rent deposit?
  • How does mediation work?
  • How do I respond if I’m cited for housing violations?
  • What is a “clean hands docket”?
  • How does a virtual courtroom work?


9:35 am - 10:15 am Rights and Responsibilities of Landlords and Tenants

Ohio law gives rights and responsibilities to tenants and landlords. Oral and written lease agreements also control what tenants and landlords must do. Additional rules apply to public and subsidized housing. Landlords must follow the rules related to repairing conditions, evicting tenants, and resolving other problems with tenants.

  • Conditions
  • Eviction
  • Housing Discrimination
  • Private Landlords (Market rate rent)
  • Public & Subsidized

10:20 am - 11 am Fair Housing & Rental Subsidy Programs

Hear from Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and Eden about available rental subsidy programs in the Greater Cleveland area. Get an overview of various subsidy programs, learn how landlords can get involved and understand the requirements of programs. Partnering with the Fair Housing Center for this session, learn about voucher mobility and research including the positive outcomes for landlords that accept rental subsidy from tenants.


  • What is a rental subsidy program?
  • How can I become a landlord that accepts rental subsidy?

11:05 am - 12 pm A Tenant’s Right to Counsel

United Way of Greater Cleveland is proud to co-lead the Right to Counsel program with the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, and other community partners who are at the forefront of a national movement to provide a right to counsel to tenants with children living at 100% of the Federal Poverty Level or below who are facing eviction as of July 1, 2020. During this session landlords will learn how Right to Counsel will benefit the tenant and landlord communities.  Come away with the following questions answered:  

  • What is Right to Counsel?  
  • What does Right to Counsel mean for me?  
  • And how does it improve the relationship with tenants? 


9:35 am - 10:15 am Programs and Resources available through the Department of Community Development

The City of Cleveland, Department of Community Development offers numerous home repair resources and services to Cleveland residents. Property owners and tenants may be eligible for several of these programs, including the Exterior Paint and the Repair-a-Home (RAH) programs. In this session, the Dept. of Community Development, Division of Neighborhood Services will share information and answer questions about these programs, as well as other DNS programs that property owners may be eligible for.

10:20 - 11 am Working with the Cleveland Department of Building & Housing

During this session you will learn details about the Rental Registry – What is it? Who is required to register? Who is exempt? and what are the associated fees?

Also learn about rental inspections – what is voluntary versus consent based and what does the City look for in the inspection? There will be an opportunity to discuss the results of penalties like what happens when a ticket and/or violation is issued?

11:05 am - 12 pm Everything you need to know about the Lead Safe Certification

This session will explore the resources that will be available to assist property owners with making their properties lead safe. Highlights of the lead safe law will be shared, like the Lead Safe Certification which requires owners of residential rental units built before 1978 to certify with the Director of Building and Housing that their units are lead safe starting March 1, 2021. Hear from the Lead Safe Home Fund Administrators, CHN Housing Partner and Environmental Health Watch about the Lead Safe Home Fund. Information will also be shared about incentives, loans, and grants to help property owners achieve Lead Safe Certification through the Lead Safe Home Loans and Grants. Learn about the application process, eligibility, and details on inspections, contract management and final clearance. Get a glimpse into the quarterly roll out schedule, phased in by zip code between March 2021 and March 2023.

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