Community Action offers home heating help


Are you or someone you know fighting to make ends meet? Struggling with your winter heating bills? Do you have a heating emergency? We can be a HEAP of help!

The Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program (E-HEAP) began Nov. 1, 2015 and will run through March 31, 2016. Income eligibility is 175 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines ($42,437.50 per year for a family of four). E-HEAP provides financial assistance once per heating season to households that are: threatened with disconnection, already disconnected, or have less than 25 percent supply of bulk fuel, wood or coal. E-HEAP can also cover assistance to establish or transfer service.

The following list includes those documents required for assistance:

•All social security numbers for every household member

•All pages of your current electric and gas bill or information on your bulk fuel

•All birthdates for every household member

•Proof of any and all income received within the last 13 weeks for all household members

•If renting, lease agreement or rent receipt with landlord’s name, address and phone number

•Job and Family Services Case number

•If disabled, proof of disability

For more information regarding guidelines and to schedule appointments, call the Community Action Organization office at 937-772-9164.

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