Electric assistance program helps low-income households pay for cooling

By Staff Reports - info@limanews.com

LIMA — A program to assist eligible Ohioans to pay for summer electric bills or central air conditioning repairs, The Home Energy Assistance Summer Crisis Program, has been implemented by the Ohio Development Services Agency and West Ohio Community Action Partnership.

Households with members 60 years of age or older and households with medical documentation of a member whose health relies on cooler temperatures, such as lung disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and asthma, are eligible for the program.

Eligible households must complete an application and meet in person with a representative with West Ohio CAP. Households must have a gross income at or below 175 percent of the federal poverty line to qualify. The program is available July 1 through Aug. 31.

Anyone enrolled in the Percentage of Income Payment Plan Plus Program is not eligible for the Summer Crisis Program assistance.

For more information about the Summer Crisis Program, contact West Ohio CAP at 419-227-2586. Additional information can also be found at www.energyhelp.ohio.gov or by calling 800-282-0880.


By Staff Reports


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