To be eligible for assistance, applicants must reside in Hamilton County, earn a household income at or below 175% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines, and provide approved documentation that you or a member of your household is over the age of 60 or requires assistance due to a chronic illness. Since July 1, the 2015 Summer Crisis Program has already distributed more than 92 air conditioners, 58 fans, and has allocated nearly $70,000 in utility assistance.
Additional information on eligibility guidelines, including new guidelines for PIPP Plus clients, and approved documentation can be found at www.cincy-caa.org.
The Summer Crisis Program will end on Friday, August 31. Anyone still in need of utility assistance, an air conditioner or a fan may call 1-866-747-1039 to make an appointment. CAA takes the first 40 walk-ins only Monday-Thursday, but all other clients must have a pre-scheduled appointment.
HEAP’s programs are designed to assist Hamilton County residents with their utility bills and are federally-funded and administered across the state by the Ohio Department of Development. For more information on HEAP or any of the programs offered by CAA, click here.