HEAP program still available

Staff report

Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission continues to accept applications for the HEAP Summer Crisis program. Applications will be accepted thru Aug. 31.

The program offers the following assistance: electric bill payment and/or air conditioner or fan and/or central air unit repair (cannot exceed program max benefit amount).

To be eligible, the household must be within 175 percent of the federal poverty guidelines – $43,925 annual income for a family of four – and meet one of the following qualifications:

• 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.”

• At least one member of the household is 60 years of age or older. No medical documentation needed.

PIPP Plus customers 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.

Income for the past 30 days, electricand gas bill, social security cards for everyone in the household, and disability proof (if applicable) are required for every appointment.

To schedule an appointment, please contact the toll free hotline number at 1-844-493-1193.

Staff report