Highland County Community Action announces the 2020 Summer Crisis Program Starting July 1, 2020 and ending September 30, 2020
This program can provide, for eligible households, up to either $500 or $800, dependent upon your electric provider, of assistance with an electric bill and/or a room air conditioner unit. Central air unit repair is also available.
To be eligible for assistance the household must meet income guidelines and there must be one of any of the following conditions met: a household member over age 60, a household member with a documented medical condition resulting in the need for electric or cooling, a diagnosis of Coronavirus in 2020 with medical statement provided, a disconnect notice on the household’s electric service, electric service off, a need for new or transferred service, or a default in PIPP payments.
To qualify for an air conditioning unit the household must not have working central air conditioning, and not have received a unit from the HEAP program in the prior 3 years. Air conditioner supplies are limited.
All physician statements must state the need to qualify and be dated within the prior twelve (12) months. A chronic illness form available from the agency can be valid for up to 3 years.
PIPP plus customers who are current are not eligible for electric assistance but may qualify for an air conditioner.
The program requires that electric service be in the name of an adult household member or landlord with documentation the applicant is responsible for the bill – you must provide the account number. Please note you must provide all heating bills at the time of application.
Total household income must be at or below 175% of the current Federal Poverty Guidelines.
For households with a disabled member, you must provide documentation of disability.
Home visits may be available for seniors and home-bound disabled applicants.
Documentation needed for assistance included:
- Picture ID for main applicant
- Social Security numbers for all household members.
- Income documentation for the past 30 or the past 12 months, please call to find out which you need
- Most recent electric bill
- Documentation of a household member age 60 or older or the physician documentation if no disconnect, terminated service, or need for new service is apparent or if PIPP is not in default.
- Documentation of disability if applicable
- Name, address, and telephone number of your landlord if applicable
- Proof of citizenship for all household members, for a list of acceptable proof contact HCCAO
- Documentation of the case number for any public assistance received.
For More Information or to set up an appointment please call Highland County Community Action – Hillsboro 937-393-3458 or Greenfield 937-981-9718.
*For additional locations, please contact the Hillsboro Office.
|Size of Family Unit||Federal Poverty Guidelines @175%|
|For households with more than eight (8) members, add the amount below for each member|