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Summer Crisis Program underway

The Ohio Development Services Agency and WSOS Community Action Commission are helping income-eligible Ohioans stay cool during the hot summer months. The Home Energy Assistance Summer Crisis Program provides eligible Ohioans with payment assistance for electric bills, central air conditioning repairs and other cooling needs. The program runs now through through August 31, 2018.                                                                                                                                                     

The Summer Crisis Program helps low-income households with an older household member (60 years and older) or households in which a cooling assistance is needed for a household member’s health. Those enrolled in the Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) Plus program are not eligible for payment assistance, but are encouraged to work with WSOS to find other opportunities for assistance if needed. WSOS provides summer cooling assistance to residents of Wood, Sandusky, Ottawa and Seneca County.

Customers need to bring copies of the following documents to their appointment:

  • Copies of their household’s most recent energy bills
  • Documentation for all income in the household for those 18 years or older for the last 30 days, or proof of income for the past 12 months if the past 30 days is not reflective of normal income
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship or legal residency for all household members
  • Verification of a medical condition by a licensed physician or registered nurse practitioner

Those who have odd jobs, side work, seasonal work or are self-employed will be required to bring their most recently filed complete tax return and/or an IRS tax transcript.

Last year, WSOS helped 329 residents in Wood, Sandusky, Ottawa and Seneca counties with cooling assistance.

For more information about the Summer Crisis Program, call 419-334-8911 or visit To apply for the Summer Crisis Program, call the scheduling hotline at 1-888-441-4327.