Summer Crisis Program Starts July 1

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The Ohio Department of Development and COAAA will help income-eligible Ohioans stay cool during the hot summer months. The Home Energy Assistance Summer Crisis Program provides eligible Ohioans assistance paying an electric bill or assistance paying for central air conditioning repairs. The program runs from July 1, 2022, until September 30, 2022.

To apply for the program, clients are required to schedule an appointment with the county organization listed below.

Clients need to bring copies of the following documents to their appointment:

  • Copies of their most recent energy bills;
  • A list of all household members and proof of income for the last 30 days or 12 months for each member;
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship or legal residency for all household members;
  • Proof of disability (if applicable);
  • Physician documentation that cooling assistance is needed for a household member’s health (if there isn’t a household member over the age of 60)
     

The Summer Crisis Program assists low-income households with an older household member (60 years or older), that can provide physician documentation that cooling assistance is needed for a household member's health, have a disconnect notice, have been shut off, are trying to establish new service on their electric bill, or require air conditioning. Conditions can include such things as lung disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or asthma.

Also, Ohioans enrolled in the Percentage of Income Payment Plan Plus Program (PIPP) who meet the above criteria may be eligible for assistance towards their default PIPP payment, first PIPP payment, central air conditioning repairs, or may receive an air conditioning unit and/or fan.

Please contact the county organization below for more information about the features of the Summer Crisis Program and what is needed to apply. To be connected to your local Energy Assistance provider visit www.energyhelp.ohio.gov or call (800) 282-0880.
 

Delaware County    Bridges Community Action Partnership 740-369-3184
Fairfield County Meals on Wheels – Older Adult Alternatives 740-681-5050
Fayette County Fayette County Commission on Aging 740-335-2159
Franklin County The Breathing Association 614-457-2997 Questions
614-969-0978 Appointments
Franklin County Catholic Social Services 614-221-5891
Franklin County Clintonville Beechwold Community Resource Center 614-268-3539
Franklin County IMPACT Community Action 614-246-0199
Licking County Catholic Social Services 614-221-5891
Madison County Bridges Community Action Partnership 740-852-3511
Pickaway County Pickaway County Commission on Aging 740-474-8831
Union County Bridges Community Action Partnership 937-642-4986