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Posted on: January 25, 2019

City of Cleveland Heights Offers Support To Furloughed Government Workers


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Mary Trupo

Director of Communications


City of Cleveland Heights Offers Support To Furloughed Government Workers    

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OH, 1/25/2019 -  The City of Cleveland Heights understands this may be a difficult time for some of our residents who have been furloughed because of the federal government shutdown.   The City wishes to support those residents who have been impacted by offering deferred payment on local sewer and landfill utility bills while the shutdown is in effect. As such, we have established a three-month subsequent payment plan, if needed, to help ease any difficulties they may be experiencing.      

The City also recognizes the financial hardship the shutdown has placed on some of our landlords who receive federal assistance and/or rent to a furloughed worker. Therefore, landlords who have been impacted by the government shutdown will also be able to make payment arrangements on their local sewer and landfill bill for the affected rental unit.  

Customers will continue to accrue their normal balances for these services but will not be penalized by the City during this difficult time.  

To qualify, federal employees must live in the City of Cleveland Heights and provide a pay stub or federal employment identification badge.  Landlords should provide proof of a federal subsidy for the unit for which they are seeking relief. For more information, please contact the City of Cleveland Heights Utilities Department at 216-291-5995 or visit the office located at 40 Severance Circle, Cleveland Heights, Ohio.