Heating Assistance is Available


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 will end on March 28, 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 (if applicable)

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.

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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