2021 Home Energy Assistance Winter Crisis Program Starts

(Cleveland, OH) - The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Winter Crisis Program, which started on November 1, 2021 and will end on March 31, 2022, helps Ohioans at or below 175% of the federal poverty guidelines pay their heating bills.

CHN Housing Partners (CHN) announces that assistance is now available to help with home energy bills.

Ohioans who are threatened with disconnection, have been disconnected from their utility service, are transferring services, establishing new services, at or below 25% fuel, or have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 12 months may also be eligible.

How to apply:

Cuyahoga County residents can call (216) 350-8008 to make an appointment, or they can schedule an appointment online at www.chn.itfrontdesk.com which is open twenty-four hours each day, seven days each week.

Required to provide the following documents along with a completed HEAP application: 

1. Copies of their most recent energy bills (gas and electric)

2. Photo identification

3. Social Security cards for each household member

4. Proof of U.S Citizenship or legal residency for each household member

5. Income verification for the past 30 days or 12 months for each household member over the age of eighteen

6. Proof of disability (if applicable) 

CHN assisted 5,074 families in Cuyahoga County through this program last year. 

For more information about the Winter Crisis Program, contact CHN Housing Partners at 216-325-1148. To be connected to a local Energy Assistance provider call (800) 282-0880 (hearing impaired clients may dial 711 for assistance) or visit www.energyhelp.ohio.gov

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