State Has No Cooling Funds This Summer

June 17, 2014
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Hoosiers are still feeling the impact of a harsh winter as the state has no money for the summer cooling program for low-income families.

The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority announced that a summer cooling program will not happen this year after providing 130,000 households with $47.8M in benefit assistance during the winter.

The summer program has traditionally provided a $50 benefit directly to utility companies for homes who qualified for and participated in the recent winter heating assistance program. The $50 benefit is unavailable for this summer.

While a situation could arise that causes crises, administrating agencies with any remaining funds may provide assistance in the amount of $200 or less to eligible households who receive disconnection notices through August.

Additionally, some cooling program participants may be eligible to receive an air conditioner after submitting required medical affifavits.

The summer cooling program is administered by Indiana’s network of Community Action Agencies (CAA). A link is provided with a CAA map to locate the agency which serves your county. Click here >>

For further information on LIHEAP programs please contact Lynell Westbrook, IHCDA Community Programs Manager at lwestbrook@ihcda.in.gov.

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