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Live Incentives for Home Buyers

Incentives for Home Buyers

Greater Circle Living

Greater Circle Living is an employer assisted housing program created to encourage eligible employees of Greater University Circle institutions to live near work. The innovative program was started in 2008 to help employees purchase, rent, or repair homes in Greater University Circle.

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Receive a forgivable loan up to $30,000. Greater Circle Living provides forgivable loans of up to $30,000! All eligible nonprofit and VA Hospital (both Full and Part time) employees working in Greater University Circle neighborhoods are able to receive a $10,000 forgivable loan provided by the Cleveland Foundation. Certain employees offer additional loan amounts up to $20,000.  Additional incentives for purchase, rental and exterior repair are provided by participating employers.  Learn more at greatercircleliving.org.

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Save on rental, too. Employees may be eligible for rental incentives up to $1,500.

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GCL provides up to $8,000 in matching funds for exterior renovations for employees who live in the district and are owner occupants. Employees must contribute a 25% match of the requested funds.

Open to eligible employees of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Museum of Art, Judson and University Hospitals. For complete program rules, participating employers, and eligibility requirements, click here.

Join a growing community! More employees are choosing to LIVE NEAR WORK and use alternative transportation which reduces commuting time and costs. The Greater University Circle neighborhoods are alive and thriving with world-class education, healthcare and cultural institutions, as well as retail and entertainment hubs.  Current investiments include the “Opportunity Corridor,” a planned boulevard that will run from E. 55th Street at Interstate 490 to E. 105th Street in University Circle.

The Greater University Circle neighborhoods are Hough, Glenville, Fairfax, Little Italy, Central-Midtown, Buckeye-Shaker, East Cleveland (SW Quad), St.Clair-Superior and University Circle.

Learn more at greatercircleliving.org

Greater Circle Living is made possible by Greater University Circle anchor institutions and the Cleveland Foundation.

The program is administered by Fairfax Renaissance Development Corporation and marketed by University Circle Inc.


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Adoption Network Cleveland
Africa House International
Alta Social Settlement *Alta House
American Red Cross *Greater Cleveland Chapter
American Sickle Cell Anemia Association
Antioch Chapel Baptist Church
Art Therapy Studio
Artist Archives of the Western Reserve
Ashbury Community Services
Benjamin Rose Institute On Aging
Bioenterprise Corporation
Buckeye Shaker Area Development Corporation
Case Western Reserve University
Center for Dialysis Care * CDC of Cleveland - East
Center for Dialysis Care * CDC at Eliza Bryant Village
Children’s Museum of Cleveland
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Church of the Covenant
Citizens Leadership Academy
Cleveland Botanical Garden
Cleveland Clinic *Main, Admin, Children’s Hospital, Independence, Solon Call Center,     Stephanie Tubbs Jones Health Center
Cleveland Friends Meeting
Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center
Cleveland Hillel Foundation
Cleveland Institute of Art
Cleveland Institute of Music
Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Cleveland Neighborhood Progress
Cleveland Orchestra (Severance Hall)
Cleveland Sight Center
Cuyahoga Housing Group, Inc.
East Cleveland Township Cemetery Foundation
East Mount Zion Baptist Church
Fairfax Renaissance Development Corporation
Fairhill Partners
Famicos Foundation
Circle Health Services
Gestalt Institute of Cleveland
Hawken School *University Circle
Hessler Neighborhood Association
Hitchcock Center for Women
Holy Rosary Catholic Church
Judson Manor
Judson Park
Junior League of Cleveland
Karamu House
Lakeview Cemetery
Liberty Hill Baptist Church
Louis Stokes Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Magnolia Clubhouse
Mash Ministries New Life Center
Maximum Accessible Housing of Ohio
Medical Center Company
Midtown Cleveland, Inc.
Montessori High School at University Circle
Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation
Mt. Zion Congregational Church
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
Music Settlement
Neighborhood Connections
New Bridge Cleveland
New Life Tabernacle
NEON Health Care Hough Office
NEON Health Care Superior Office
Olivet Institutional Baptist Church
Open Door Missionary Baptist Church
Orca House
Pentecostal Church of Christ
Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland
Saint Lukes Foundation of Cleveland
Shaker Square Area Development Corporation
The Centers for Families & Children * Nancy Lyon Porter Building           
The Centers for Families & Children * East Office                 
The Centers for Families & Children * Midtown Office                 
The Sculpture Center
The Temple-Tifereth Israel * University Circle
United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cleveland
University Circle Inc.
University Circle United Methodist Church
University Hospitals (Main and Satellite Campuses)
Western Reserve Historical Society
A Cultural Exchange

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