Home cooling help is available

YOUNGSTOWN —  The Mahoning-Youngstown Community Action Partnership is continuing to schedule appointments for its Home Energy Assistance/Summer Cooling Program.

The program, which runs from June 1 through Aug. 31, offers free air conditioners and financial assistance with electric bills for those meeting the requirements.

Eligible parties can receive an air conditioner if they have not received a new one in three years, and/or up to $175 toward their electric bills.

To be eligible, applicants must be homeowners or renters, and they must report their total household income for the past three months for all members 18 years and older.

Appointments can be scheduled by calling (866) 223-1125.

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