Deadline approaching for CAA Winter Crisis Program


March 21, 2016 - Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency (CAA) is entering the final days of the Winter Crisis Program. The program, a component of the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), provides assistance to eligible households threatened with disconnection. CAA is fully scheduled through the end of the program, so the HEAP hotline is no longer taking appointments. The agency will still be accepting the 40 walk-ins from Monday to Thursday each morning at 8:00 am. The deadline to receive assistance is March 31st. CAA will be open for the last Saturday on March 26th; you must be here by 9:00 am in order to be seen.

To be eligible, families must reside in Hamilton County, earn a household income at or below 175 percent of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines, and provide the following documentation:

• 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.

HEAP’s program is designed to assist Hamilton County residents with their utility bills and is 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, please visit www.cincy-caa.org.