Assistance available for summer electric bills

The Hancock Hardin Wyandot Putnam Community Action Commission’s Summer Crisis Program will begin July 1 and continue through Aug. 31, or until funding is exhausted.
The program can provide a payment, up to $350, toward a regulated electric bill or up to $400 toward an unregulated electric bill and/or window air conditioner. Assistance is available to income qualified customers with a documented medical condition, who are 60 and older; and who have a disconnect notice served by an unregulated utility.
The electric bill must be in the name of an adult who is 18 or older and who resides in the home. Households must have an annual income that is at or below 175 percent of the 2014 federal poverty guidelines.
Customers will need to provide several pieces of documentation. Caseworkers are available to assist customers, and home visits can be arranged as needed. Appointments can be made by calling 866-467-6467. Callers will need to follow the recorded responses.
For more information, call the HHWP Community Action Commission at 419-423-3755 or 800-423-4304, or visit www.hhwpcac.org.

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