The Mayor's Neighborhood Transformation Initiative DPA is an effort to support the Glenville-Circle North neighborhood of Cleveland. Eligible homeowners are able to qualify for a 5-year, 0% interest forgivable loan.

About the Program

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  • Eligible borrowers can qualify for down payment assistance in the amount of $20,000 for a new-construction or newly-renovated home in the Glenville-Circle North neighborhood.
  • The 0% interest deferred, subordinate mortgage is forgiven 20% each year throughout its five year term. During this time, the borrower(s) must occupy the property as their primary residence.
  • Borrowers must contribute to the transaction:
    • Income below or at 120% AMI = 3%.
    • Greater than 120% AMI = 5%.
  • Further program qualifications and eligibility requirements apply. Download the program qualifications and document checklist for more information.
  • Eligible developments are constructed and renovated by the following organizations. Click on the organization for more information on their work in Glenville-Circle North.

How to Apply

Step 1: Download and review the full program qualifications.

Step 2: Download and review the document checklist for documents you'll need to complete your application.

Step 3: Download, print and fill out the program's application.

Step 4: Return your completed application and documents to CHN.

You may email your completed application to
You may also drop off your completed application in the Sales and Lending drop box on the first floor of our office (near the elevator) located at:
2999 Payne Ave 
Cleveland, OH 44114


We will get back to you as soon as possible.