Home Buyer & Renter Assistance

Home Buyer & Renter Assistance

Home Buyer & Renter Assistance

We provide help to home buyers and renters so that safe, clean and affordable housing is possible for everyone.

Compliance Assistance Repairs for the Elderly (CARE) Program

The CARE program provides basic home repairs to low-income elderly or disabled homeowners living in certain City neighborhoods.

Down Payment Assistance

The American Dream Downpayment Initiative Program is designed to assist first-time homebuyers.

Foreclosure Prevention

Homeowners in danger of losing their homes may quality for counseling services or emergency mortgage assistance.

Emergency Relocation Assistance

The Emergency Relocation Assistance Program helps provide decent, safe and sanitary housing for Cincinnati’s citizens by providing assistance to people displaced due to building and health code violations, or other emergency situations, such as fires.

Home Buyer Training Classes

Learn how to get a home and keep it through Home Buyer Training sessions.


HOPWA is a federal program that provides funding for housing opportunities for people with AIDS.

Lead Abatement

You may be eligible to receive lead abatement assistance if you live in a home built before 1978, have children under the age of 6, meet the income limits and reside in one of the qualified neighborhoods.

Lease Option Contracts

This pamphlet explains tenants' and landlords' rights and responsibilities in the City of Cincinnati when a tenant enters into a rental agreement with a landlord that gives them the option to buy the property in the future.

Renter Legal Representation

Low-income tenants can get help with landlord relations, including evictions, lockouts, landlord interference with utility service, enforcement of housing and health codes and other tenant rights.

Repairs & Maintenance

People Working Cooperatively (PWC) can provide emergency housing repairs to low-income and elderly households. PWC also can provide mobility modifications to assist both renters and homeowners. Call 513-351-7921 for help.

Cincinnati Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) Residential Tax Abatement
Cincinnati Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) Residential Tax Abatement

Residential property tax abatements are available for new construction and renovations on one-, two- or three-unit homes.