Community Action Council of Portage County is currently accepting appointments for the Summer Crisis Program which begins on July 1st and runs through August 31st. To make an appointment for this program, please call 330-297-1456 ext 0. CAC is also offering walk-ins on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Doors open at 8am, and the first 12 households will be seen.
The Summer Crisis Program provides assistance to low-income households with an elderly member (60 years or older), or households that can provide physician documentation that cooling assistance is needed for a household member's health. Assistance includes continued electricity, window air conditioner, and/or fans. Each household is eligible for up to $300.00 in assistance.
Once an appointment is made, you must bring all necessary documentation, including ALL household income for the most recent 90 days, electric bill, heating bill, and proof of disability if disabled, to your appointment in order to receive assistance. Households that are enrolled in the Percentage of Income Payment Plan Plus (PIPP+) are not eligible to receive a payment on their electric bill, but may be eligible to receive an air conditioning unit and/or fans. Households must have a gross income at or below 175 percent of the federal poverty guidelines to qualify for assistance. For a family of four the annual income must be at or below $42,525.00.
For more information or to make an appointment, call CAC at 330-297-1456 and press 0 for the receptionist, or visit us at 1036 West Main Street in Ravenna. CAC’s hours are Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm.
Additional information can also be found at www.cacportage.net or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.