Summer cooling help available

Staff Report

Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission will accept applications for the HEAP Summer Crisis program starting July 1, 2016 and will continue thru Aug. 31, 2016. The program will offer a one-time payment of an electric bill and/or air conditioner and/or central air unit repair up to the max benefit amount set by the guidelines.

To be eligible, the household must be within 175 percent of the federal poverty guidelines ($42,525 annual income for a family of four) and meet one of the qualifications below.

• Individuals with a Documented Medical Condition- A member of the household has a documented medical condition verified by a licensed physician or registered nurse practitioner stating that “Due to an illness, this client would benefit from continued electric service and/or air conditioning.”

• Individuals Age 60 and Over- At least one member of the household is 60 years of age or older. No medical documentation needed.

PIPP Plus customer are not eligible for assistance on the electric bill, but may still be eligible for an air conditioner or help with central air unit repair.

Please contact your local NOCAC Community Service Office for more details or to schedule an appointment. In Fulton County, call 419-337-8601.

Income for the past 90 days, electric and gas bill, social security cards for everyone in the household, and disability proof (if applicable) are required for every appointment.

Staff Report