The Northside Development Group has initiated an owner occupied rehabilitation program to support emergency and minor repairs needed by existing homeowners in the Cleveland Heights area.
The Northside’s Cleveland Heights Neighborhood Improvement Program (CNIP) will provide opportunities for home repairs for homeowners, starting on Howard and Leonard Streets.
Northside Voyagers will serve as CNIP Field Coordinators who reach out to residents wishing to begin the application process, and as a central point of contact to access information about the program.
As of March 8th, 2016 three homes have been approved for repairs and are in the process of choosing contractors. Four additional homes will be going to the Housing Advisory Committee for approval within the next few weeks.
The NDG has partnered with Community Works Carolina for case management support, and the Butterfly Foundation to leverage additional emergency repair funding through the South Carolina Housing Trust Fund. The Mary Black Foundation, The Episcopal Church of the Advent, Carolina Foothills Federal Credit Union, BB&T, Carolina Alliance Bank, and the South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development have also partnered with the NDG to provide funding and support for CNIP.