Administrative Judge Scott brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and leadership to The Cleveland Housing Court. Judge W. Moná Scott is dedicated to preserving a fair and impartial judiciary and exudes the passion necessary to do what is right and just under the law.
We're committed to efficient and fair handling of every case at Housing Court, with integrity and impartiality as our top priority. We're constantly improving our accessible services to build a better court system for Cleveland that serves with excellence and accountability.
Welcome to the Housing Court
Welcome to the Cleveland Housing Court, led by Judge W. Moná Scott. Our team provides unparalleled resolution services for all residential housing civil actions. From eviction cases to code enforcement actions, count on our expertise for a fair outcome.
Improving the quality of life for our neighborhoods.
Our mission is to enhance life quality in Cleveland and Bratenahl by providing exceptional service with fairness, transparency, and collaboration. We work closely with local communities to create stronger, sustainable neighborhoods and a brighter future for all residents.
Who we are.
Established in 1980, Cleveland Housing Court is one of two specialized housing courts in the state of Ohio, hearing both civil and criminal cases.
The Honorable Judge W. Moná Scott
Cleveland Housing Court
Under the leadership of Administrative Judge W. Moná Scott, Housing Court has a civil component that hears cases, corporations and other entities. These cases most often involve landlord/tenant matters.
Other civil actions include receivership and nuisance abatements. Many of the litigants before Cleveland Housing Court represent themselves, including landlords and tenants.
You have rights, get to know them.
As a tenant
What you need to know about renting or leasing, including information on laws, regulations, mediation, rent deposits, utilities, Housing Specialists, and other important facts.Learn More
As a landlord
What you need to know about being a landlord, including information on laws and regulations on landlord/tenant relations, eviction procedures, lead safety, and mediation.Learn More
As a property owner
What you need to know before becoming a homeowner, including information on code violations, contract tips, vacant property clean-up, and nuisance abatement.Learn More
Announcements & News
We're here to help
Cleveland Housing Court works closely with a number of agencies and organizations that offer essential services, from lead paint to the law. Find a range of resources available here.
Lead Safe Cleveland Coalition
This public-private partnership was formed to address the issue of lead poisoning in our community. Their approach is preventive, comprehensive and long term. Open to everyone, the coalition believes that no child should ever be lead poisoned.
Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
Legal Aid’s mission is to secure justice and resolve fundamental problems for those who have low incomes and are vulnerable by providing high-quality legal services and working for systemic solutions. Legal Aid never charges clients for services.
CHN Housing Partners
This nonprofit affordable housing developer and housing service provider works with its partners to solve major housing challenges and deliver resources to low-income people and underserved communities to improve housing stability.
Housing Court Events
Community events are part of the mission of Cleveland Housing Court, from our Housing Resource Clinics to Workshops for landlords or tenants and more. See the latest schedule here.