Select Page


  1. Home
  2.  » 
  3. Department
  4.  » 
  5. Community Development
  6.  » Spruce Up Elyria

The Spruce Up Elyria, Housing Beautification Program provides up to $5,000 grant assistance to eligible property owners for exterior improvements to aid in the redevelopment and beautification of the City of Elyria’s housing stock. This is accomplished by correcting code violations and improving the curb appeal, which will in turn increase property values and serve as a catalyst for neighbors to invest in their homes.

The property must be located in a Qualified Census Tract (QCT) or property owner must be at or below 185% of the federal poverty guidelines. The applicant must provide income source documentation if not located in a QCT. *

Eligible projects include porches/steps, paint, siding, windows/doors, roofs, driveways/sidewalks. *

*Additional eligibility requirements apply.

Questions? Please contact the Office of Community Development at 440.326.1540.


Qualified Census Tract Map

Landlord Application

Owner Occupied Application