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Help with winter heating bills

Get help with winter heating bills this winter Get help with winter heating bills this winter
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -  It won't be long before winter weather is here, and many families will struggle to pay their heating bills.  A Cincinnati non-profit offers an emergency heating assistance program beginning in November for those who qualify.

The Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency provides the funding.  

All families must apply for emergency assistance through this agency and be found eligible.

Eligible households are those that are disconnected, threatened with disconnection or have less than 25 percent supply of their bulk heating fuel.  

This one-time benefit during the winter months offers up to $175 towards utility service. 

To apply for services, you need a valid picture ID, a current Duke Energy utility bill, social security cards for all members in your household, a subsidized housing lease addendum and proof of income for the entire household for the past 90 days. 

Last winter was a brutal one in our region, and thousands of families took advantage of these resources.

Here are numbers you will only see on Fox19 Now:

  • Over 13,0000 households received assistance through the regular energy assistance program.
  • 4.600 households received help through winter crisis assistance.
  • 17,000 households participated in the PIPP program... which is a payment plan.
To apply for the program, call (866) 747-1039 or go to: http://www.cincy-caa.org/2014/03/home-energy-assistance-program.htmlThe emergency program runs November through April.

The agency will also meet with the first 40 walk-ins Monday through Thursday.

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