Income-eligible Ohioans May Qualify For A One-time Payment With Heating Source
LEBANON, OH -- The Ohio Development Services Agency and Warren County Community Services Inc, (WCCS) will help income-eligible Ohioans with a one-time payment with a households primary and/or secondary heating source with a disconnection, shut-off, need to establish new service, need to pay to transfer service, have a PIPP default, need to pay first PIPP, or have 25% or less of bulk fuel/propane. This program operates from November 1, 2023-March 31, 2024
To apply for the program, clients are required to schedule an appointment with Warren County Community Services, Inc., Emergency HEAP. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 513-970-6737 or online at https://wccs.itfrontdesk.com
Clients need to bring copies of the following documents to their appointment:
- Copies of their most recent energy bills.
- A list of all household members and proof of income for the last 30 days or 12 months for each member 18 and over.
- Proof of U.S. citizenship or legal residency for all household members.
- Proof of disability (if applicable).
- Lease signed and dated or statement from the landlord with name, address, and phone number
- Warren Metropolitan Housing Authority worksheet/HUD worksheet (if applicable)
- SNAP benefit letter
The Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program is available. If you have a past due, disconnect with your water and/or wastewater, service has been shut off or new service is being established. We may be able to assist with a one-time payment. This program ends March 31, 2024.
For more information about the features of the Winter Crisis Program and Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program. To see what is required to apply, contact Warren County Community Services, Inc. Emergency HEAP at 513-970-6737 or online at www.wccsi.org or to be connected to your local Energy Assistance provider visit www.energyhelp.ohio.gov or call (800) 282-0880.
For more than 50 years, WCCS has served as the community’s primary link for social services in Warren County, WCCS operates a wide range of programs and services that:
- Allow seniors and families to obtain and maintain long-term housing
- Assist families and individuals with emergency needs, employment, and rising energy costs
- Help older adults to remain active and independent
- Prepare children to succeed in school
- Adults with literacy challenges are tutored to increase their reading and writing skills. Legal immigrants are taught English as a second language
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