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Summer Crisis Program Available in Ohio

July 3, 2019 – Ohio’s Northwestern Community Action Commission and Development Services Agency is now helping income-eligible Ohioans with summer crisis assistance as of July 1. The program offers assistance in paying electric bills as well as assisting in air conditioning system repairs. Ohio assisted more than 879 households with LIHEAP summer crisis assistance last year. The crisis program ends August 31.

Annual NEUAC Conference Held in Fort Worth, TX

June 13, 2019 - The 2019 Annual NEUAC Conference was held this week in Fort Worth, Texas, from June 3 through June 6. Utility representatives and non-profit members, among others, attended workshops and exhibits that highlighted issues and solutions to helping low-income energy consumers become self-sufficient. The National Energy Assistance Director’s Association (NEADA) also hosted their annual membership meeting Monday, June 3.

HEAP in OH Assists over 740 Residents with Crisis Assistance

May 1, 2019 – Lake County, Ohio’s Community Action Agency, Lifeline, Inc., approved winter crisis assistance for 743 applicants out of 781 applications accepted. The Crisis Assistance Program in Ohio operates from Nov. 1 through March 29. According to the news release, over $194,000 in federal funds was used for the crisis assistance.

“We were always booked three or four solid weeks out for appointments,” said Carrie Dotson, Lifeline’s Executive Director, “It was definitely a busy season.”

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