Living in Detroit Shoreway means being in close proximity to many shopping and dining options, entertainment, parks, public transportation, healthcare providers, and more.



The Detroit Shoreway neighborhood has a wide range of affordable and market-rate rental options.  


Market-Rate Rentals

Options for private rentals range from new apartment complexes to beautiful historic buildings. Some common resources to find an apartment include online listings such as craigslist and the Detroit Shoreway Community page on Facebook.

Other Affordable Rentals

Partners such as Cogswell Hall, Cleveland Housing Network, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and the Emerald Development & Economic Network (EDEN, Inc.) provide housing for individuals with income restrictions or those facing critical life challenges. To learn more, individuals should inquire directly with each agency.


Affordable Rentals

Because of DSCDO’s commitment to affordability, over 1,000 affordable housing units have been created by DSCDO or its partners in the past three decades, ensuring that Detroit Shoreway will remain a mixed-income community long into the future. 

Housing is more than just shelter. It’s a platform—the critical first rung on the ladder of opportunity.

-Enterprise Community Partners


DSCDO Rentals

DSCDO owns and maintains over 300 units of affordable housing, as well as 15 market rate units in the Templin Bradley Co. Lofts at 5600 Detroit Avenue.

To qualify for a DSCDO-owned unit, an applicant’s income cannot exceed 60% of the Area Median Income, which is determined annually by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

To ask about availability and learn more about the application process, call DSCDO’s Property Management Department at 216.635.0130.

View currently available units.

Visit The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland to learn more about resources available to renters.

View our affordable housing brochure for additional information and property locations.




Detroit Shoreway is home to a variety of historic homes, renovated properties, “fixer uppers,” new condos, townhomes and more.

In a fast moving real estate market, we recommend contacting a knowledgeable realtor to buy a home in the neighborhood. Here are some great resources, particularly for first-time homebuyers:


First-Time Homeownership Assistance

Our assistance offers free advice to first-time buyers interested in the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood. The First-Time Homeownership program will guide you through the home-buying process and connect you to the resources on this page.


A citywide acquisition and rehabilitation financing program to purchase a completely rehabbed home. A down payment of 3% is required for a 30 year fixed rate loan. Buyers who meet income guidelines qualify for a second mortgage on any one or two family property in the City, up to $10,000.


Offers programs and services that create homeownership including home buying classes, down payment assistance, home ownership preservation and foreclosure prevention.


Works with individuals to manage and grow personal finances, enhance employment skills, and prepare families to purchase homes.


Provides eligible Section 8 family participants a pathway to homeownership. Participants must attend homeownership counseling and meet employment and financial requirements.

216.431.1471 or 216.426.2783

Organization dedicated to offering affordable home ownership opportunities.


Offers low interest rate loans for home repair.


Many area banks also offer First Time Homebuyer classes and seminars, often with incentives such as discounted closing costs for those who complete the courses.