Oct. 22—The City of Richmond Heights and CHN Housing Partners plan to host a Rental Assistance Fair to provide financial advice and assistance to people within the community.
The fair is set to take place from 1 to 6 p.m., Nov. 10, at Kiwanis Lodge, 27285 Highland Road, and will feature a variety of speakers and organizations with the aim of providing people with financial support.
CHN Housing is an organization that develops 170 homes on average each year and works with over 20 housing stability services to aid the families they work with.
"Housing is a right," Richmond Heights Mayor Kim Thomas said. "Everyone deserves access to safe, decent, and affordable housing options. We have over 1,875 apartments and 3,355 homes within Richmond Heights that make up 34% of our housing. Bringing more affordable housing improves residents' quality of life."
Thomas said that the Rental Assistance Fair will be able to provide residents with housing resources to ensure financial stability, better health, and security.
Among the list of speakers, the event will feature representatives from Legal Aid and Cleveland Meditation. City Prosecutor Michael E. Cicero will also be in attendance to provide legal assistance.
"There is still rental assistance funding available for Cuyahoga County residents," Thomas said. "At the event, CHN Housing Partners' rental assistance staff can provide additional information and answer questions, help you initiate an application, and let you know about other assistance programs."
Thomas said that Cuyahoga County residents who have had trouble making rental payments because of economic impact could be eligible for assistance.