The Community Action Council of Portage County has announced that the Winter Crisis Program ( Emergency HEAP) will end as of March 31, 2016. Any individual or family who has a disconnection notice or less than a 10-day supply of a bulk fuel, is at or below 175% of the poverty guidelines, and has not applied for Emergency HEAP since November 1, 2016 may be eligible and should contact the agency. Applicants will need to provide utility bills, proof of income, and possibly other information based on individual circumstances.
Customers of Dominion East Ohio Gas or Ohio Edison can receive up to $175 to restore or maintain utility service. Users of fuel oil and propane may receive a benefit of up to $750.00, and coal or wood users may receive up to $450.00.
Applicants can continue to enroll in the Percentage of Income Payment Plan Plus (PIPP+), as well as the 2016 Regular HEAP Program through June 30, 2016.
There are no longer appointments available for this season’s emergency program, but there are still opportunities to receive assistance. You can call us at 330-297-1456 and press 0 for the receptionist to get more information. Walk-ins are still available at the main office in Ravenna (1036 West Main St) on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8am to 11am (or the first 24 households) thru March 31st, at the Portage County Senior Center (705 Oakwood St) on Wednesday, March 16th & 23rd from 9am to 11am (or first 7 households), or at the Windham Renaissance Family Center (9005 Wilverne Dr) on Friday, March 18th from 9am to 11am (or first 14 households).