Little Italy Redevelopment Corporation works with the city of Cleveland to provide resources to eligible residents and business owners

Please see the programs, services, and city resources below.

Little Italy Design Guidelines

This updated document outlines how the neighborhood plans on preserving Little Italy’s historic character and ensuring its future. The plan will help guide and promote future investments in the neighborhood. LIRC would like to acknowledge the support of the following partners:

Programs & Services for Residents

City of Cleveland Home Improvement and Maintenance assists certified developers in creating affordable renovated homes that may offer second mortgage assistance to qualified homebuyers.

Heritage Home Program provides services that help you repair, maintain and preserve the historic features of your home and increase its value, while updating interior features and installing energy efficient systems.

Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP) provides eligible Ohians with assistance to improve the energy efficiency of their homes and reduce their energy costs.

Repair-A-Home (RAH) assists homeowners with repairs including code-related repairs, mechanical repairs, or health and safety repairs by offering low-interest loans.

Senioir Home Maintenance Assistance work provides assistance with home repairs, chores, lawn care, weatherization and more for seniors and those living with disabilities.


Blaine Griffin | Council President

Yvonne M. Conwell | County Council Representative for District 7

Assistance & Resources for Businesses

City of Cleveland Department of Economic Development provides technical assistance, creative financing and educational opportunities that ensure a vibrant economic future for the region. Its mission is to provide assistance to businesses expanding within or relocating to the City of Cleveland. This includes financing, workforce solutions and technical assistance that encourages investment in the community to enhance the lives of Cleveland citizens.

Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) offers cost-effective health insurance, purchasing programs, advocacy on legislative and regulatory issues, and networking and educational events to assist in the expansion of the small business community of Northeast Ohio.

  • Address: 1240 Huron Road E., Suite 200, Cleveland, OH 44115
  • Phone: (866) 553-5427
  • Website:

Cuyahoga County Department of Development offers resources and support to new and existing businesses. The organization provides loans ranging from $10,000 to $1.5 million to assist businesses with: relocating; expanding or building new facilities; creating and retaining jobs; acquisition of land, buildings, machinery and equipment; new construction; renovation; tenant improvements and technical assistance.

  • Address: Cuyahoga County Headquarters, 2079 East Ninth St., Cleveland, OH 44115
  • Phone: (216) 443-7000
  • Website:

The Economic and Community Development Institute invests, educates and innovates Ohio’s entrepreneurs through its one-stop-shop business services model. The organization provides capital to entrepreneurs looking to expand their businesses and provides business-specific educational opportunities to enhance entrepreneurial skill sets.

  • Address: 7000 Euclid Ave., Suite 203, Cleveland, OH 44103
  • Phone: (216) 912-5655
  • Website:

Hispanic Business Center provides educational and developmental support for the economic and business growth and advancement of the Hispanic Community in Northeast Ohio. The organization offers professional consulting and group training opportunities to educate business owners on how to make successful management decisions.

SCORE Cleveland is a chapter of the national SCORE organization, which is a nonprofit committed to fostering and educating the small business community throughout the U.S.  SCORE Cleveland counselors provide in-depth, industry-specific business assistance to help evaluate a business idea or plan, stimulate business growth and ensure long-term stability.

  • Address: 1350 Euclid Ave., #216, Cleveland, OH, 44115
  • Phone: (216) 522-4194
  • Website:

Small Business Administration Cleveland provides programs and services to help small business owners start, scale and succeed. The organization provides contracting assistance programs, business counseling and contracting guides.

Storefront Renovation Program provides technical, design and financial assistance to commercial property owners whose retail (storefront) buildings are located in City-approved “Target Areas.” The entire Tremont service area is eligible for a SRP low interest loan product offered through the City of Cleveland’s lending partner.

Retail Spaces Cleveland is a free web service hosted and maintained by Cleveland Neighborhood Progress. The website was created to provide information on retail and commercial real estate offerings in Cleveland to potential retailers and/or developers interested in urban retail districts. The website includes property details, demographics, neighborhood descriptions and contact information for all spaces listed.

City Contacts

City Contacts Phone
Bureau of Docks and Bridges 216.432.6040
Dead Animal Pick-up 216.664.2000
Dumpster Rental 216.664.2162
Graffiti Program 216.664.2510
Guard Rail Repair 216.664.2510
Illegal Dumping 216.664.3867
Leaf Pick-up Program 216.664.2510
Motor Vehicle Maintenance 216.420.8100
Parking Facilities 216.664.2711
Parks Maintenance 216.664.3550
Police, City of Cleveland, 3rd District Main: 216.623.5300
Community Services: 216.623.5335
Detective Bureau: 216.623.5318
Police, Cleveland Regional Transit 216.566.5163
Police, University Circle 216.791.1234
Property Management 216.664.8207
Public Auditorium 216.348.2275
Public Presentations, Waste Collection 216.664.3719
Public Works Administration 216.664.2485
Recreation 216.664.3987
Recycling Hotline 216.664.3717
Special Events 216.664.2012
Street Construction, Maintenance & Repair 216.664.2510
Traffic Engineering 216.664.3194
Traffic Signal Outage Reporting 7:30 am -4 pm 216.664.3194
Traffic Signal Outage Reporting all other times 216.664.1234
Transfer Station 216.664.3162
Waste Collection & Disposal  BULK TRASH PICKUP SCHEDULE 216.664.3711

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