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Winter Crisis Program Begins at HAPCAP | November 1, 2022

(GLOUSTER, OH) - The Winter Crisis Program at Hocking Athens Perry Community Action (HAPCAP) began on November 1, 2022. Residents of Hocking, Athens, and Perry Counties may schedule their appointments by calling (740) 868-1908.

 

 

 

Winter Crisis Program Begins at HAPCAP | November 1, 2022

 

 

Winter Crisis Program Begins at HAPCAP

Residents may call 1-740-868-1908 for an appointment

(GLOUSTER, OH) - The Winter Crisis Program at Hocking Athens Perry Community Action (HAPCAP) began on November 1, 2022.  Residents of Hocking, Athens, and Perry Counties may schedule their appointments by calling (740) 868-1908.

This program is designed to help households who are facing an emergency situation to maintain and/or restore electric or gas service. This program also provides bulk fuel (propane, wood, coal, fuel oil, kerosene) for eligible households. An emergency situation is defined as having a disconnect notice on your electric or natural gas, or having less than a 25% (tank) supply of bulk fuel such as propane, fuel oil, coal, or kerosene, or less than a 10-day supply of firewood. This assistance is available only once per heating season (November through March).

To qualify, you must be income-eligible and be in an emergency situation. Households with a total gross income at or below 175% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines may be eligible.

Ohioans can visit energyhelp.ohio.gov to apply online, download a copy of the application, or schedule an appointment with HAPCAP. Individuals will need to have copies of the following documents to include with their application:

  • Most recent utility bills
  • A list of all household members (including birth dates and Social Security numbers)
  • Proof of income for the past 30 days for all household members (12 months for certain income types)
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship or legal residency for all household members
  • Proof of disability (if applicable)

 

Benefit Amounts:

  • Regulated utilities up to $175.00 (AEP, Columbia Gas)
  • Non-regulated utilities up to $750.00 ( South Central Power, Glouster Electric, etc)
  • Bulk Fuels up to $900.00 for a one time fill (propane, fuel oil, et)
  • Firewood up to $550.00
  • Furnace repair up to $500.00

 

Call 740-868-1908 and make an appointment. We can only book appointments out 28 days in advance, so please call the next day if all appointments are full.  This phone line is open 24/7.

If you have a disconnect scheduled for today or tomorrow, or if you are out of firewood or bulk fuels, call your local agency for an emergency same day appointment:

Hocking County – (740) 385-6813

Athens County – (740) 767-4500

Perry County – (740) 342-4113

 

These will be provided first-come, first-served.

 

For more information about the Winter Crisis Program, please call Robin Hampton at (740) 767-4500. For information about any of HAPCAP’s services, please call Valerie Addis, Public Relations Coordinator at (740) 767-4500 or email valerie.keeney@hapcap.org.

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