HEAP/PIPP Super Saturdays

January 10, 2017 - CAA will be open on the following Saturdays to assist you with your HEAP/PIPP needs:

January 28, 2017
March 4, 2017

Doors will open at 9 a.m. and all customers in line will be seen that day.

No appointment is needed.

Fifth Third Bank and CAA are partnering together to help you get financially fit!

December 13, 2016 - Please join Sharon Caudill, Fifth Third Membership Advantage specialist, for the Empower U seminar on Budgeting & Saving Money.  In this class you will learn how to create a budgeting process that will work for you and get you on track to meet your own personal financial goals.  You will learn how to save – no matter your income level, amount of debt or fear of the process.

Empower U Seminar:   Budgeting & Saving Money
When:  Friday, December 16, 2016
Time:  11:30 am – 12:30 PM
Where: Gwen L Robinson Conference Hall – RM 210

Head Start Life Learning Center Receives 5 Stars

December 12, 2016 - The Community Action Agency's Head Start Life Learning Center has been awarded a 5 star quality rating by the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services quality rating and improvement system. The banner ceremony took place Monday, December 12th, as staff and supporters gathered to celebrate the award.

Congratulations Head Start!

HEAP/PIPP Open Saturday, 12/10

December 6, 2016 - HEAP/PIPP programs will be open on Saturday, December 10th. NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED.

Career & Job Services Job Fair

November 30, 2016 - The Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency (CAA) will be hosting a job fair on Wednesday, December 7th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

If you are an employer interested in joining our job fair initiative and putting our community to work, please contact Ebony Engleman at 513-841-5629 for a registration form.

Affordable Care Act Partnership

November 28, 2016 - Federal law now requires all Americans to have health coverage.  The Open Enrollment Period to purchase private health coverage for 2017 through the Health Insurance Marketplace begins November 1, 2016 and ends January 31, 2017.

8 out of 10 Ohioans qualify for financial help to make this private coverage more affordable including help with premiums and out-of-pocket expenses.  In 2016, monthly premium tax credits in Ohio resulted in a 59% discount.  People with lower income (under $16,394 annual income for 1 person, under $33,534 for a family of four) can qualify for Medicaid at no cost and can enroll at any time.

The penalty for not having coverage in 2017 is the higher of 2.5% of household income or $695 per adult and $347.50 per child under 18 up to a maximum of $2,085

Free, unbiased, confidential enrollment assistance is available.  You can schedule an appointment with the enrollment assister closest to you at www.getcoveredamerica.org/connector.  You can also find the closest assister by calling (513) 482-4INS (4467)

The benefits of this new coverage include:
•      Financial assistance to make coverage affordable – 70% of Ohioans qualified for a premium of
       $75 or less for 2016.
•      You can’t be denied because of a pre-existing condition
•      Preventive health care is covered with no out of pocket expense
•      Coverage of essential services like hospital, doctor visits, prescription drugs, substance abuse
       and behavioral health

HEAP Winter Crisis Program begins Nov. 1

October 31, 2016 -- The Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency (CAA) wants to remind area residents that emergency heating assistance is available to eligible households again this winter.

Help is available through HEAP's Winter Crisis Program, which runs from Nov. 1, 2016, until March 31, 2017.

Residents facing disconnection from their heating source, those who have already been disconnected, or those that have less than a 25 percent supply of bulk fuel left may qualify. The household must also have a gross income at or below 175 percent of the federal poverty level. For a family of four, the annual income must be at or below $42,525. 

Individuals interested in receiving Winter Crisis assistance must have a face-to-face interview at CAA’s offices, located at 1740 Langdon Farm Road in Bond Hill. 

Customers must bring the following items to their appointment: 
proof of income (copies of pay stubs)
copies of their most recent energy bills
photo ID
a list of all household members with Social Security numbers and birth dates
proof of U.S. citizenship/legal residency for all household members
• all customers MUST have a printed copy of your Duke Energy bill in hand 

Documents that are accepted to prove U.S. citizenship/legal residency include: a Social Security card, birth certificate, U.S. passport, naturalization paper/certification of citizenship, permanent visa, or Immigration and Naturalization Service ID Card.

This year, customers seeking emergency assistance with home heating expenses will no longer have to stand outside in the cold.

Under CAA’s new policy, those wanting to schedule an emergency appointment are able to call the hotline at (513) 569-1850 and press option 2 to make a same-day appointment. Calls are taken from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Monday through Thursday in order to receive a walk-in timeslot on that same day between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.