RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM


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tiny gcl logo RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM EMPLOYEE REQUIREMENTS

  • Employee must meet eligibility requirements (please see your employer’s website or contact your benefits/human resources department for a definition of an eligible employee). Each employer has different eligibility requirements.
  • Employee must provide a signed, fully-executed 12 month lease agreement or lease renewal.
  • Employee must provide proof of payment of first month’s rent and security deposit
  • Employee must occupy the rental property and it must be used as a primary residence.
  • This program can only be used once. Employees cannot receive assistance more than once.
  • The program can only be used by one family member per household.
  • An employee is eligible to apply for the Home Purchase Program 12 months after they have received rental assistance.

Program funds are provided on a first-come, first-served basis after all required documentation has been submitted and funding under the options in the program is dependent upon available funding for GCL.

tiny gcl logo RENTAL UNIT ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

In compliance with City of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County requirements, effective December 1, 2018, all rental properties within the City of Cleveland wishing to participate in the GCL rental program must be registered with the City of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County Rental Registries.

To participate in our program, property managers or owners in Cleveland must complete and return the GCL Rental Registry form, provide verification of registration with both the City of Cleveland and the Cuyahoga County Rental Registration Programs, and must provide a copy of their W-9 Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service form.

Rental properties participating in the GCL rental program must meet City of Cleveland Building Code standards and may not be the subject of any active code violations proceedings. Employers participating in Greater Circle Living may refuse rental assistance for any property not deemed acceptable, at their sole discretion.

Eligible employees are encouraged to verify units’ conditions prior to entering into any rental agreement. A list of preferred properties is available on request.

  • Rental unit must be located in the designated GCL target area. To determine which streets are within the designated GCL target area View the GCL Map
  • Single or two-family units and condominiums/townhomes are permitted. Multi family (three units or more) properties are NOT permitted.

To see some of the available properties in your neighborhood of interest, click the button and type in the name of the neighborhood in the search bar.

APPLICATION PROCESS

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Check employer eligibility requirements via employer website or HR/Benefits department.

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Complete Inquiry Form (online, or print and fax completed form to 216-361-8407).

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Identify approved rental unit in the Greater University Circle target area. Unit must be registered with GCL.

  • Rental unit must be employee’s primary residence and occupied by the employee for at least 270 days a year

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Apply for rental program and return application and available supporting documents (such as income, ID, Release and Acknowledgement as to Property Conditions) to GCL.

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Execute 12-month lease or 12-month renewal with landlord/management company.

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Provide additional required documentation including fully-executed lease, proof of payment of first month’s rent and security deposit.

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Administrator verifies rental/lease terms and payments with landlord/management company.

  • Administrator will verify eligibility with employer

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GCL rental payment will be mailed to landlord/management company of rental unit.

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QUESTIONS

If you have any questions or concerns you may contact,
the Program Coordinator.

Emily Hillyer | Phone: (216)361-8400

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If you prefer to contact us by mail, visit our Contact Us Page and complete the form.

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