Heating assistance available for eligible area residents

Aaron Krause • Mar 6, 2013 at 3:57 PM

Eligible area residents can take advantage of a heating assistance program that may provide a one-time payment toward a utility and/or bulk service.

The applicant must have:

A Utility service that is currently off or in disconnection status for the gas and/or electric service

A utility service that needs to be started or 25 percent or less supply of bulk fuel (propane fuel oil, wood, coal). Also, an applicant's total household income must be at or below 200 percent of the 2012 Federal Poverty guidelines.

The program is run by the Community Action Commission of Erie, Huron & Richland Counties, Inc.

All applicants must provide the following documentation when coming to the appointment:

Proof of income for the previous 13 weeks or seven pays if paid bi-weekly.

Primary and electric heating bills

Proof of disability (If applicable)

Social Security Numbers for all household members.

Copy of lease agreement or rent receipts (If applicable)

Picture ID of primary applicant

Confirmation number (provided by the automated phone system when scheduling appointment).

Individuals who receive child support or unemployment benefits must bring this documentation with them at the time of their appointment.

To make an appointment, call the automated appointment line at (866) 861-6360.

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