Senior and Dependent Adult Services
Homestead Exemption is a credit on property tax bills available to:
- Homeowners or their surviving spouse aged 65 (+) residing in their home, with qualifying income
- Individuals who are permanently and totally disabled, with qualifying income
- Veterans with a total service related disability of 100% residing in their home, with qualifying income.
Owner Occupancy Credit
The Owner Occupancy Credit is a real estate tax reduction available to a homeowner’s principal place of residence. A person can only have one principal place of residence. Since a married couple is presumed to share one domicile, only one Owner Occupancy Credit can apply to properties owned by spouses, unless they can establish that they are domiciled separately.
Your principal place of residence determines, among other things, where you are registered to vote and where you declare residency for income tax purposes.
The Cuyahoga County Department of Senior and Adult Services has many programs available to seniors residing in Cuyahoga County.
- Community Office on Aging: Plans, advocates, develops and coordinates programs and services for seniors and at-risk adults in Cuyahoga County.
- Adult Protective Services
- Home Support Services: Includes skilled home care services and PASSPORT provider services.
- Medicaid Benefits Division
- Office of Homeless Services
- Grandparent and Other Kinship Caregiver Initiative
To receive additional information on any of the services, please visit the Department of Senior and Adult Services website.
Deferred Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program for Older Adults
This program enables low and moderate income older adult homeowners in participating communities to make repairs and basic home improvements. For additional information please contact the Cuyahoga County Department of Development: