Heating Assistance Available For Warren County Residents


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

Also, available is The Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program. WCCS may be able to assist with a one-time payment if you have a...

  • current, 
  • past due, or 
  • a disconnect with your water and/or wastewater, 
  • service has been shut off 
  • or new service is being established. 

This program ends March 31, 2024.

For more information about the features of the Winter Crisis Program and Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program and 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.

About WCCS:

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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