The Ohio Development Services Agency and Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. will help income-eligible Ohioans stay cool during the hot summer months.
The Home Energy Assistance Summer Crisis Program, which launched on July 1, provides eligible Ohioans assistance paying an electric bill or assistance paying for central air conditioning repairs. The program runs through August 31.
For information on the program, call the Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. at 800-860-5799.
Customers need to bring copies of the following documents to their appointment:
The Summer Crisis Program assists low-income households with an older household member (60 years or older), or households that can provide physician documentation that cooling assistance is needed for a household member’s health. Conditions can include lung disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or asthma.
Ohioans enrolled in the Percentage of Income Payment Plan Plus Program (PIPP Plus) are not eligible for bill payment assistance through the program but are encouraged to work with to identify other opportunities for assistance.
For more information about the features of the Summer Crisis Program, contact Makaylee Music at the Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. at 567-247-3458. For more information about energy assistance programs call (800)282-0880, Monday through Friday (hearing impaired customers may dial 711 for assistance) and for a list of energy assistance providers select option 2, or visit www.energyhelp.ohio.gov.