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Residents line up for relief from heat

Clients lined up early Wednesday to receive assistance with utility bills or air conditioning. (FOX19 NOW) Clients lined up early Wednesday to receive assistance with utility bills or air conditioning. (FOX19 NOW)
Residents line up early Wednesday for a program to help them pay utility bills or receive an air conditioner to stay cool in the summer months. (FOX19 NOW/Jessica Brown) Residents line up early Wednesday for a program to help them pay utility bills or receive an air conditioner to stay cool in the summer months. (FOX19 NOW/Jessica Brown)

Wednesday is the first day of Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency's summer crisis program.
Clients already were lining up pre-dawn to be one of the first 40 walk in’s to receive assistance with their bill or to get air conditioning.
The first clients will be accepted at 8 a.m. at the Community Action Agency,1740 Langdon Farm Rd.
The program provides up to $250 in utility assistance to qualified applicants.
The goal is for those in need to receive assistance which can include new air conditioner or fan, money assistance, or a combination of both to stay cool and healthy this summer.
The program runs through August 31 or until all funds are depleted.
Eligible clients are the vulnerable populations, including seniors and those with chronic respiratory conditions.
To be eligible you have to live in Hamilton County, earn a household income at or below 175 percent of the federal poverty income guidelines , and provide documentation that you Or a member of your household is over the age of 60 or required assistance due to chronic illness.
New to the program-participants in the plus year round payment program will not be eligible for the summer crisis program but may be able to get a fan or an air conditioner.
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