10th Annual Energy Efficiency Fair

November 16, 2015 - Join CAA on Wednesday, November 18th for the 10th Annual Energy Efficiency Fair! Learn how to take control of your energy use and discover ways to reduce energy costs year round.

Join CAAF for a Cancer Support Outreach Event

November 6, 2015 - The CAA Foundation has partnered with Cancer Support Community to bring awareness to urban communities. They will be co-hosting a forum on Thursday, November 12th from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at our Community Action Headquarters in Bond Hill.

This event will provide an introduction to cancer support services, conversations about our community needs as well as providing a forum for networking. Dr. Keith Melvin, Mercy Health, will be the guest speaker. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

This is a free event, however you must register in advance by clicking here or visiting www.cincy-caa.foundation. Please join us this Thursday, November 12th.

HEAP Winter Crisis Launch

October 30, 2015 - Hamilton County residents that have received a utility disconnection notice, but can’t afford to pay the bill may be eligible to get help through CAA’s Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP). The Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency will soon begin accepting applications for a one-time benefit during the winter months. Income eligible individuals can receive up to $175 towards the households’ utility service. HEAP staff will see walk-ins Monday – Thursday beginning at 8:00am. All others seen for the day MUST have a pre-scheduled appointment. The HEAP hotline number is 1-866-747-1039.

These are the required documents needed:
(All documentation is required each time you apply for services)

•         Valid Picture ID for Applicant; (Includes all individuals listed on utility bill and those applying on applicant’s behalf. Current notarized letter is also required for individuals’ applying on applicant’s behalf);

•         Current Duke Energy Utility Bill (actual bill only, no door hangers.) CANNOT be finalized bill, if moving;

•         Social Security Cards for all household members (must have the actual card or printout);

•         90 days of income. If you are paid bi-weekly seven (7) stubs are needed; weekly thirteen (13) stubs are needed.

The HEAP department will also be open on Saturday, November 7th for additional Winter Crisis appointments. 

CAAF Cardio for Community Action Fundraiser

October 13, 2015 - The Community Action Agency Foundation (CAAF) invites you to join our staff and other CAAF supporters for the Cardio for Community Action fundraiser on November 14th at 2:00 PM. A $25 donation reserves your seat and includes the CycleBar royal treatment with amenities including shoes, towels, water bottles, fresh fruit, and more. Following the workout, participants are invited to join CAAF for a post-ride party in the Community Room. Click here to reserve your space!

CAAF Mike's Carwash Fundraiser

October 2, 2015 - During the month of October, the Community Action Agency Foundation (CAAF) has partnered with Mike’s Carwash to raise money for the foundation to support Community Action Agency programs. Tickets are available for $8 and CAAF receives 50% of all sales proceeds.

Click here to purchase your tickets online and pick them up at our office, located at 1740 Langdon Farm Road in Bond Hill, or opt to receive them via mail. There is no limit to purchase, and you have one year to use the vouchers once purchased.

Thank you for your support of the Community Action Agency Foundation!

Assistance Available For High Energy Bills

September 29, 2015 - As fall arrives and the weather begins to cool, most households are still feeling the affect hot summer weather has had on their energy bills. Some Ohio residents may be eligible for financial relief and able to reduce their monthly utility bill payments through the Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP Plus).

PIPP Plus allows eligible households to maintain gas and electric services by paying a percentage of their household income, regardless of monthly usage. The program is a year-round payment plan that eliminates old utility debt when payments are made on time and in-full, essentially freeing the customer of old utility debt in 2 years.

Eligible PIPP Plus applicants must earn a household income at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. The following are required when applying: current utility bill, proof of income for all household members for the past 90 days, a photo ID and social security cards for all household members.

Hamilton County residents may apply for PIPP Plus at the Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency (CAA), 1740 Langdon Farm Road, Cincinnati 45237. The first 40 walk-ins are accepted Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–10 am and appointments are scheduled weekdays from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Applications may also be obtained at your local library or CAA and mailed, with all required documentation, to the Ohio Office of Community Services. For more information, call toll free 1-866-747-1039 or visit www.cincy-caa.org.

CAA & Urban League to Host Job Fair

September 22, 2015 - The Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency (CAA) and the Urban League Cincinnati Greater Workforce Development programs are teaming up for a job fair on Saturday, October 3rd.

If you are an employer interested in joining our job fair initiative and putting our community to work, please contact Vada Lawrence at 513-924-2044 for a registration form.

To learn more about the Greater Cincinnati Urban League or CAA, please visit our websites at www.gcul.org and www.cincy-caa.org.