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Other Discount Services

Homestead Exemption Water & Sewer

This program offers a reduction in water and sewer bills for senior and disabled homeowners.


  • The income qualifications for the Homestead Exemption Water & Sewer remain at 29,500.
  • May apply all year:   

    City of Cleveland   
    Department of Public Utilities   
    P.O. Box 94687   
    Cleveland, OH 44101   

* If you live in Lakewood, Cleveland Heights, Berea, Bedford or East Cleveland, you must apply through your City Hall.

Home Weatherization and Repair Assistance

Energy efficient improvements are available to homeowners and renters in Cuyahoga County at no cost to the household. Improvements include attic and sidewall insulation, furnace tune-up and repair, minor window and door repairs, caulking and weather stripping and hot water tank insulation.


  • Same as HEAP income guidelines.
  • Homeowners and renters may apply. Renters need landlord approval.

Department of Development

1-216-443-7260 (Cuyahoga Residents)   
1-216-664-2045 (Cleveland Residents)   
1-216-547-7100 (Cleveland Housing Network)

Golden Buckeye Card

Senior and disabled cardholders can receive discounts from 2% to 50% on selected goods and services.


  • Must be age 60 or over. 
  • Requires proof of age (drivers license, birth certificate).  


  • Must be totally and permanently disabled.
  • Requires proof of disability (Medicare card, SSA letter or physician certification).

Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of permanent card. Replacement cards (lost, stolen or damaged) are available for a $3 fee.            

Ohio Department of Aging           
50 W. Broad Street - 9th Floor           
Columbus, OH 43215           

Lifeline Ohio

Discount telephone service plans are available for persons of all ages.


  • Must live in SBC Service area.  
  • Must participate in HEAP, Emergency HEAP, Ohio Energy Credits, Food Stamps, Federal Public Housing Section 8, Ohio Works, Disability Assistance, General Assistance, Medicaid or state provided medical assistance, SSI or SSDI, household income below 150% of federal poverty level.


  • Monthly discount $12.58
  • Free installation
  • No security deposit
  • Free touch-tone
  • Payment or arrangements on outstanding bills

For further information please call:         
SBC   1-800-335-8721