Our Eviction Diversion Program assists tenants facing eviction so that they can understand the eviction process, including the legalities. Read More
We outline various options for tenants facing eviction, provide information on community-based services that can assist in locating housing, assert legal defenses to overcome the eviction when applicable, and access other social services that are available. All of these activities point toward the larger goal of intervening with vulnerable tenants so that they can remain in stable housing and avoid homelessness. Cleveland Tenants Organization does not have funding for rental assistance or security deposits. However, we do refer to entities that might have those types of funds available. We will also assist landlords who have questions about the eviction process in an effort to ensure the lawful process is followed for all tenants.
If you have a question about the eviction process, if you feel you are in danger of being evicted, or you have an eviction filed against you, call us so we can assist you with your options.
For Eviction Diversion assistance call: 216-432-0617 x 2
For over forty years, the Cleveland Tenants Organization has pursued its mission to educate tenants and landlords, empower the community, and advocate for affordable, fair, and quality rental housing. Throughout our history we have made an incredible impact for tens of thousands of renters in Northeast Ohio, preventing homelessness, resolving disputes between tenants and landlords, advocating for the needs of low to moderate income tenants, informing citizens of their rights and responsibilities in rental housing, and empowering tenants individually and collectively to represent themselves and their interests.
While the need in our community is greater than ever, it is with deep sadness that the CTO board of directors voted to suspend CTO's operations. Over the past decade many of our board members have watched financial support for CTO slowly decline to the point where the organization became no longer sustainable, leaving us no choice but to lay off our remaining staff.
We are grateful that tenants in Northeast Ohio will continue to have access to a rental information hotline, as CTO's rental information line will be covered by the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland effective February 5, 2018. Renters can call 216-861- 5955 during business hours if they need information about their rights and responsibilities. CTO's website will also be maintained as a resource by Legal Aid.
CTO's board remains committed to the organization's mission, and over the coming months will be exploring ways to maintain different pieces of CTO's core service provision by partnering with other agencies in our community.