Community Action Agency providing heat relief for elderly

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency is offering several services to provide relief for the elderly and for those suffering from heat-related health problems.

The CAA is offering a Summer Crisis Program, where eligible individuals may receive up to $175 in financial assistance.  A limited number of fans and air conditioners will also be available for eligible families at no cost.

To be eligible families must:

  • Live in Hamilton County
  • Earn a household income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines (a family of four earning an income of $44,100 or less)
  • Have a household member who is sixty years of age or older or be able to provide documentation of medical necessity from a physician for a household member who is under sixty years of age

If you believe you are eligible, CAA is accepting walk-ins Monday through Friday at 8:00 am at their building on 1740 Langdon Farm Road, or you can call at any time (513) 569-1850 or visit CAA's website at www.cincy-caa.org.

Families who received an air conditioner through the program in 2008, 2009, or 2010 are not eligible to receive another air conditioning unit.

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