Posted on August 1, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ontario OH – Ohio Development Services Agency and the Ohio District 5 Area Agency on
Aging will help income-eligible Ohioans maintain their utility service through the HEAP- Home
Energy Assistance Summer Crisis Program. The program helps eligible Ohioans pay an electric
bill, purchase an air conditioning unit or fan, or pay for central air conditioning repairs. This
year, the program runs until September 30, 2020.
The Summer Crisis Program assists low-income households with an older household member
(60 years or older), or households that can provide physician documentation that cooling
assistance is needed for a household member's health. Examples of conditions can include
lung disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, asthma, etc. This year, households
that were diagnosed with COVID-19 in 2020, have a disconnect notice, have been shut off,
or are trying to establish new service on their electric bill are also eligible for assistance.
For additional information contact the Area Agency on Aging at 419-524-4144 or 800-860-5799.
The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc., located at 2131 Park Avenue West in Ontario,
provides leadership, collaboration, coordination and services to older adults, people with
disabilities, their caregivers & resource networks that support individual choice, independence