Income limits raised for HRRC tool loan
If you need a tool to repair your home, check out the tool loan program at Home Repair Resource Center (HRRC). Now Cleveland Heights homeowner-occupants with higher incomes are eligible to borrow tools from HRRC. A family of three earning up to $68,800 can qualify.
HRRC has tall ladders; electric snakes for sinks, tubs, and sewers; a wet saw for ceramic tile; a floor sander; and many other hand and power tools. Fees are affordable, and loan periods are longer, to encourage people to do repairs themselves. Tools can be reserved at any time by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 216-381-6100, ext. 18. HRRC will confirm your reservation. You can pick up (or return) tools weekdays, 5-7 p.m.
One recent tool borrower was surprised to learn how affordable it was to rent a sander to refinish his floors. “I could borrow the sander from HRRC for three days for less than I would pay for one day at a commercial tool rental company,” he explained. “When you are doing the job after work, that extra time really helps!”
The tool loan is just one of the programs HRRC offers to help people keep their homes in good repair. For more information about eligibility and fees, check HRRC’s website, www.hrrc-ch.org, or call 216-381-6100.
Allison Urbanek is the financial programs coordinator at HRRC. She and enjoys working one-on-one with residents to solve their home repair issues.