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Summer Crisis Program

The Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland Community Action Commission's Summer Crisis Program is underway. This program will assist households with a resident age 60 and older or households that can provide physician documentation that cooling assistance is needed for a household member's health. Conditions can include lung disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), or asthma.

Benefits may include payment toward their electric bill or assistance applied toward central air conditioning repair costs. A benefit of utility assistance of ONE payment for the current electric bill, total amount due, first PIPP Plus enrollment, utility account deposit, transfer of service, or disconnect fees. Benefit assistance is available up to $300 for customers of regulated utilities or repair of a whole house central air system, and up to $500 for customers on un-regulated utilities. PIPP customers are not eligible for the program. Households do not have to be in disconnect status.

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Income documentation must be presented for all household members 18 or older. Income guidelines are based at 175% of the Federal Poverty Level and are as follows:

Household of one $21,105

Household of two $28,420

Household of three $35,735

Household of four $43,050

Household of five $50,365

Household of six $57,680

For larger households add $7,315 per member.

Income may also be calculated using the past three months, whichever benefits the client.

Other documentation is also required including the household electric and gas bills so that a State HEAP application can be generated for additional benefits, proof of disability if disabled, physicians statement if a medical condition exists, co-payment documentation if the maximum benefit is not sufficient (this must be paid before application can be completed), proof of citizenship, and social security numbers for all household members.

The program will operate July 1 – August 31, 2017. To learn more or to schedule an appointment phone your local

Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland CAC office at:

Coshocton County 740-622-9801

Knox County 740-397-0378

Holmes County 330-674-6479

Ashland County 419-281-4327


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