Get to know the Health and Human
Services Levy

William Tarter, Jr., MPA
Public Policy Associate & Community Advocacy

April 2017 

Explores the current revenue generated from the Cuyahoga County Health and Human Services (HHS) levies, explains some of the services offered by various agencies that receive money from HHS levy dollars, as well as upcoming challenges to Health and Human Services in the coming years.

Key Takeaways 

  • The money raised from the Cuyahoga County Health and Human Services levy complements money that comes from the federal and state governments.
  • Though Cuyahoga County property values have increased 1.7 percent in the past four years, the revenue from HHS levies remained flat between 2015 and 2016.
  • As the county begins its budgetary process this fall, it will become extremely important for the community to understand the current allocation of dollars, the existing and emerging community health trends, and to collectively discuss how HHS spending is and can be spent to address those needs.