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

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.

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Cleveland Housing Court Is in Session at Cleveland Public Library

The Cleveland Housing Court and Cleveland Public Library are excited to unveil the Neighborhood Housing Court Kiosk. Highlighting its role in bridging the digital divide, Judge W. Moná Scott underscores the kiosk's significance in enabling convenient public access to hearings, particularly evictions, while addressing transportation and work-related challenges. Demonstrating the Cleveland Public Library's dedication to the community, this kiosk initiative, backed by an Ohio Supreme Court grant, is set to reach three additional branches selected for their elevated eviction rates.

The 4 locations are: South Branch, Mt. Pleasant, Hough Branch, Carnegie West

Cleveland Housing Court Is in Session at Cleveland Public Library

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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