E-HEAP program now open for utility assistance

Nov 01, 2016

The Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program (E-HEAP) at Community Action Akron Summit has opened for the winter season. The program serves income-eligible households in Summit County who are at or below 175 percent of the federal poverty guideline.

Through E-HEAP, which runs from Nov. 1 through March 31, eligible households will receive a one-time payment of $175 toward a utility bill if service is in thread of disconnection, is terminated, is new service, or if the service is being transferred. Clients who use bulk fuel may be eligible for up to $750 to fill the tank if there is less than a 25 percent supply of bulk fuel.

Eligibility is by size of household. For instance, a family of four would need a three-month household income of $10,631.25 or a 12-month income of $42,525.

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