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Ohio opens air conditioning aid program

Published: Thu, July 1, 2010 @ 9:42 a.m.

COLUMBUS (AP) — The state is opening its annual summer program that provides money to help needy Ohioans beat the season’s heat.

The Ohio Department of Development’s summer crisis program offers up to $175 for the purchase of an air conditioner or payment of a summer electric bill.

A low-income household qualifies if there’s a family member 60 or older or someone who has proof from a doctor that air conditioning is medically necessary. A family of four is eligible if the household’s income is below $44,100. Last year’s threshold was lower, $39,000.

Officials say more than 42,000 Ohio families were helped last summer. This year’s program, beginning today, is expected to serve even more, partly because of the higher income cut-off.


1sistersun(49 comments)posted 5 years, 10 months ago

People........Air conditioning is not a want ,for some people it's a need! I'm happy to see there is a Program for people.Have you noticed times are getting a little rough.I have Air in my home and I do pay Taxes.So why be selfish,There are to many older people who can not afford some of the things they need,I'm all for helping people.Selfish people sit in your air and hope like Hell you don't need help!!!!!

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