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.
Housing Court is Now in Session at a Cleveland Public Library Near You
Cleveland Housing Court and Cleveland Public Library have teamed up to bring the court to the community. The Neighborhood Housing Court Kiosk is solely for the use of Clevelanders who need to appear before Cleveland Housing Court without traveling downtown. The kiosks are available on a walk-in basis starting at 10 a.m., Hough, Mt. Pleasant, and South Branches.
Court Announces Adjustments to Eviction Hearing Dates for the Upcoming Year
Until Nov. 30, 2023, first-cause evictions are set 30 days post-filing, but from Dec. 1, they'll be 21 days, and second-cause actions, concerning money damages, will be eight weeks after filing, all subject to court changes. Click here to view the details of the court's new Administrative Order.
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 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.
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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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.