As higher energy costs make energy bills less affordable, Great Lakes Community Action Partnership’s Winter Crisis Program continues to help residents stay warm this winter in Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca, and Wood counties who have received a utility shut-off notice or are in disconnect. The program also helps households that are in short supply (25 percent or less) of wood pellets, propane, and other heating supplies.
To qualify, residents must be at or below 175 percent of federal poverty guidelines (e.g. $23,783 annual income/household of one; $48,563 annual income/family of four). Applicants must also provide a list of all household members, including social security numbers and birthdates; proof of citizenship for all household members; proof of income for all household members for the previous 30 days or 12 months; and copies of recent utility bills.
For more information on the Winter Crisis Program or to schedule for assistance, visit www.glcap.org/winterheating or call our scheduling hotline at 567-432-5046.