IMPORTANT ELIGIBILITY CHANGES FOR SUMMER CRISIS PROGRAM

June 23, 2015 - New to the program this year, participants in the PIPP Plus year-round payment program will not be eligible for Summer Crisis Program monetary assistance. However, PIPP Plus clients may be eligible to receive a fan or air conditioner if they have not received one from the program in 2012, 2013 or 2014. Continue reading for additional information on the Summer Crisis Program.



June 11, 2015 – Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency (CAA) is preparing to kick off the Summer Crisis Program on July 1, 2015. The program, a component of the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), provides up to $250 in utility assistance to qualified applicants and targets households with seniors (over age 60) or with individuals who have a medically diagnosed chronic illness or disease. Assistance can include supply of a new air conditioner or fan, monetary assistance, or a combination of both.

To be eligible, 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.

New to the program this year, participants in the PIPP Plus year-round payment program will not be eligible for Summer Crisis Program monetary assistance. However, PIPP Plus clients may be eligible to receive a fan or air conditioner if they have not received one from the program in 2012, 2013 or 2014.

Additional information on eligibility guidelines and approved documentation can be found HERE.

Beginning July 1, CAA will take the first 40 walk-ins only Monday-Thursday (no walk-ins are taken on Fridays). All other clients must have a pre-scheduled appointment. Appointments can be made by calling 1-866-747-1039. The deadline to receive assistance is August 31.

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.