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Home Energy Assistance Summer Crisis Program (HEAP)

September 27, 2022
11:03 PM

The Ohio Department of Development and the Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio are helping income-eligible Ohioans stay cool during the hot summer months. The Home Energy Assistance Summer Crisis Program (HEAP) provides eligible Ohioans assistance paying an electric bill or paying for central air conditioning repairs. The program runs from July 1, 2022, until September 30, 2022.

Applicants must bring 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).

HEAP 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.

To be connected to your local Energy Assistance p sit www.energyhelp.ohio.gov or call (800) 282-0880.

For more information on HEAP, or to apply and schedule an appointment call, (419) 382-0264 or www.areaofficeonaging.com