IMPACT Community Action: Summer Crisis Program
July 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021
The Summer Crisis Program assists low-income households with an older household member (60 years or older), that can provide physician documentation that cooling assistance is needed for a household member's health, have been diagnosed with COVID-19, have a disconnect notice, have been shut off, are trying to establish new service on their electric bill, or require air conditioning. Conditions can include such things as lung disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or asthma.
To apply for the program, clients are required to schedule an appointment with IMPACT Community Action. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 614-246-0019.
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
• Proof of U.S. citizenship or legal residency for all household members
• Proof of disability (if applicable)
For more information about the features of the Crisis Program, contact IMPACT Community Action at 614-252-2799. For more information about Energy Assistance Programs call (800)282-0880, Monday through Friday (hearing impaired clients may dial 711 for assistance) and for a list of Energy Assistance Providers select option 2, or visit www.energyhelp.ohio.gov.
- HEAP Online Application from The Breathing Association
HEAP Winter Crisis Program - Helps income eligible Ohioans that are threatened with disconnection, have been disconnected, or have less than 25% supply of bulk fuel in their tank to maintain their utility service. (Must be a member of PIPP if consumer of PUCO regulated utility)
HEAP Summer Crisis Program – Income eligible Ohioans who are, or a member of their household is, over 60 years old or have a qualifying medical condition and have a disconnection notice can apply for bill payment assistance and/or air conditioner during the summer. (Households served by non-regulated utility with disconnection notice are also eligible.)
Franklin County Disaster-Related Assistance with PRC – assistance available for eligible individuals who have sustained damage or losses as a result of a state-declared natural disaster or personal disaster (i.e., house fire, flood)
- For a state-declared natural disaster – and if Franklin County is declared a disaster county and is allocated federal disaster funds – then the Assistance Group must apply for federal disaster benefits at the local agency designated by the state to receive FEMA funding.
Community Shelter Board
- Experiencing homelessness and/or need shelter?
Call (614) 274-7000
(Homeless hotline, open 24/7)
365 E. Campus View Blvd., Suite 250, Columbus, OH 43235
- (614) 221-9195 - (614) 221-9199 (fax) Info@csb.org Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Affordable Housing Assistance