Community

Annual Puerto Rican Parade and Festival

The Annual Puerto Rican Parade and Festival celebrated the rich cultural heritage and traditions of one of Cleveland’s many diverse communities and showcased Puerto Rican music, dance and delicious cuisine. This fun-filled community event was enjoyed by hundreds of excited spectators.

Animals and Pets: Dog licenses and parks, pet adoption and reclaiming, spay- neuter referalls, animal complaints, volunteer opportunities, zoo


Career Center: City of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, and Ohio jobs and employment assistance and training


Education and Learning: CMSD information, fine arts and other recreation center classes, safety classes for all ages incuding CPR training, lead-safe living


Environment: Environmental health, energy conservation clinics, trash pick-up schedules, recycling in Cleveland, sustainability


Getting Around: Airports, traffic cameras, public transportation, public parking and parking meters, street repairs, potholes


Health & Human Services: Local services and resources including employment assistance, health screening, housing, cemeteries


Housing and Home Improvement: Tenant information, mortgage and home remodeling/repair loans, paint refund program, sidewalk programs, historic preservation, landbank, permit information, housing discrimination, taxes


Residents Information Center:  Hiring contractors, buying cars, housing discrimination complaints, damage from potholes, paying for tickets, courts and laws, taxes, downtown parking


Safety and Emergency: Safety education, safety volunteers, senior safety, emergency preparedness


Seniors: Home maintenance programs, utility assistance, eviction, activities, volunteer opportunities, health and social services


Things To Do: Visual and performance arts, recreation centers, golf, swimming


  • Ohio Reports First Zika Virus Case in Returning Traveler

    The Ohio Department of Health is reporting a Cleveland woman as Ohio’s first case of Zika virus in a returning traveler from Haiti. The City of Cleveland Department of Health has published a Zika Virus fact sheet.

  • Cleveland Bike Plan to Add 70+ Miles of Bikeway by 2017

    A new Bikeway Implementation Plan has been designed to increase the number of bikeway miles by 250% by the end of 2017. The goal of the Citys plan is to provide cycling amenities in every neighborhood, whether for transportation or recreational use.

  • 5/27: Department of Aging Presents Annual Senior Day Celebration

    For years Cleveland has highlighted the achievements and importance of its elder community with an annual Senior Day. This celebration is held in May, which is Older Americans Month, and includes an information fair, recognition of outstanding seniors, lunch and entertainment.

  • City of Cleveland Managers Update, 2016 Mayor’s Estimate Presentation

    This update includes information on City revenue, challenges to the tax base, additional expenses anticipated, and increases in cost with regards to the Consent Decree and City employee related costs.

  • Registration Open for Youth Opportunities Unlimited’s Summer Employment

    Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U.) has opened registration for its 2016 Summer Youth Employment Program. The program matches Cuyahoga County teens and young adults, ages 14-24, to meaningful summer work experiences in the public, nonprofit, and for-profit sectors. Y.O.U. manages the largest array of employment opportunities for youth in Cuyahoga County, includingpart-time and summer jobs and internship experiences.

  • Registration Open for Aging Mastery Program

    This is a free, ten week program to help Seniors with overall well-being in the areas of health, finances, and social engagement. Space is limited and pre-registration required by April 6, 2016. This is a joint program of the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, the Cleveland Department of Aging and the National Council on Aging.

  • The Cleveland Division of Waste Collection Set Out Guidelines

    New set out guidelines were passed by City Council in May 2015.  Over the six months since the new rules came into effect, over 2,400 warning citations, which did not incur financial penalty, have been issued. As of February 1, 2016, there are no more warnings and the first offense will mean violators will be fined.

  • City of Cleveland Warns Customers About Utility Employee Imposters

    The City of Cleveland wants customers to be aware of imposters claiming to be utility employees that visit homes and conduct phone scams. There are tips for all three public utility departments: Cleveland Water, Cleveland Public Power and Cleveland Water Pollution Control. Clevelanders are asked share tips with others who may not have online access.

  • 2016 Residential Waste Application Forms Available

    Reasons for exemption include property vacancies, conversions, servicing by a private hauler, and structure abandonment. Form and secondary documentation must be completed and submitted by March 31, 2016.

  • Departments of Aging, Public Safety Offer Care Call Services

    Cleveland Care Calls is an automated telephone reassurance system being offered to Cleveland Senior Citizens by the Departments of Aging and Public Safety. Through this computerized system, the senior receives a call, on days they request, to check on their well-being.

  • Board of Elections Seeks Poll Workers for 3/15/2016 Presidential Primary Election

    The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections is seeking civic-minded people to serve as Poll Workers to assist voters on Election Day. Poll workers earn up to $200, which includes successfully completing a poll worker training class and attending a meeting the night before the election. Applicants may apply online at: www.443VOTE.com, or call the Board of Elections Poll Worker Department at 216.443.3277.

  • La Junta Electoral del Condado de Cuyahoga Busca Trabajadores Electorales para la Elección Primaria Presidencial del 3/15/2016

    La Junta Electoral del Condado de Cuyahoga está buscando personas con conciencia cívica para servir como Trabajadores Electorales a fin de ayudar a los electores el Día de las Elecciones. Los trabajadores electorales ganan hasta $200 por su servicio, que incluye completar con éxito una clase de capacitación como trabajador electoral y asistir a una reunión la noche anterior a la elección. Los solicitantes pueden hacer la solicitud en línea en: www.443VOTE.com o llamar al Departamento de Trabajadores Electorales de la Junta Electoral al 216.443.3277.

  • Cleveland Water Tips to Protect Your Home and Save Money

    The guide includes information to help Clevelanders become aware of fraud tactics and how to spot water employee impersonators who may seek access into homes. It also includes a listing of services available for Seniors from the City of Cleveland as well as tips to protect homes and save money. 

  • Winter Weather Preparations for Vehicles

    Dan Williams, Director of Media Relations with the Mayor's Office of Communications has a message for all drivers to make sure vehicles are prepared for winter weather. Following these tips can help make Clevelanders safer and make driving through snow and ice less treacherous this season.

  • 2015-2016 Winter Resource Guide Published

    This publication provides information on utility fee assistance programs for heat, electricity, water, sewer, as well as property tax reduction for qualified individuals. Also included are benefits information for Cleveland seniors and energy saving tips. 

  • 2/17: Healthy Living for Older Adults- Free Program

    A special day-long event for older adults will provide health information and hands-on experiences that examine the causes of chronic disease. This program will provide skills and resources to reduce stress, engage in healthy eating and help seniors enjoy active, high-quality lives. Topics and activities include: managing chronic illness, managing stress, tapping, reiki, relaxation, diet and nutrition, exercise and other activities that promote healthy living.

  • 2/17: Go Red For Women at Cleveland City Hall

    The City of Cleveland, the Department of Public Health and the American Heart Association will present the annual "Go Red for Women" event at Cleveland City Hall. There will be an on-site health fair including vendors, heart health information and activities, free health screenings, chair massages and more

  • HEAP Application Assistance Available for Qualified Residents

    The Department of Aging can assist residents (60 years of age or over or who have disabilities) in completing applications for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) program. HEAP is designed to help residents meet the cost of home heating (natural gas, electric, and oil, kerosene, or wood heating services) in the winter.

  • Utility Divisions at the Home & Garden Show

    The Department of Public Utilities is set up in booth 1398A at the Great Big Home & Garden Show, at the IX Center. The show runs through February 14. Representatives will be on hand to educate the public about stormwater control practices, such as using rain barrels and native plants, city water safety, energy efficiency and saving on energy bills.

  • Lost and Found Pet Listings

     Current lost and found pet listings for the City of Cleveland can be found on Petango.

  • Plankton Fund Gives Dogs Second Chances

    The Plankton Fund was created in response to the heartworm positive dogs that come into the Cleveland Animal Care and Control (CACC) that have limited options due to the cost of heartworm treatment

  • Senior's Economic Security Project (ESP)

    ESP helps older adults and adults with disabilities in need of benefits, housing, legal services, health assistance, finances, employment and more!

  • Financial Exploitation Seminar Available Online

    The City of Cleveland Departments of Finance, Aging and Public Safety presented a workshop in the Rotunda about methods of criminal operations and preventative measures for financial crimes targeting the elderly. A recording of the seminar is now available online.

  • Several GIS Maps Display Local Information

    These maps give a better understanding of issues and trends and support awareness and better decision making. They include capital improvements, crime data, EPA regulated facilities, routing, and more.

  • Bike Rack Service Available Downtown on East 4th

    The service comes complete with parking spaces, personal lockers, and changing/shower facilities at 2148 East 4th. Those needing more information may call 216.771.7120.

  • Complaint for Preliminary and Permanent Injunction

    The City of Cleveland filed a lawsuit in federal court to address the gap in trauma care created by the closure of Huron Hospital. The goal is to ensure that the east side of Cleveland has access to a trauma center and to support EMS services citywide.

  • Stray Cat Sterilization Available

    Help is available for Cleveland residents concerned about the stray cat population.  The City recently granted $10,000 to the Animal Protective League to help defray the cost of sterilization for feral cats.

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