Stories tagged with: HEAP

October 14, 2013 - 8:34pm
45 weeks 4 days ago

A local agency is now offering help for area residents to apply for the Home Energy Assistance Program.

The Area Agency on Aging Region 9, Inc. or AAA9 is currently offering free assistance for those looking to apply for HEAP through April 30th, 2014. For anyone interested in the program, needing assistance completing the application or understanding the eligibility guidelines they need to call AAA9 at (800) 945-4250. In-home assistance is also available to anyone...

November 7, 2010 - 9:36pm
3 years 42 weeks ago

With temperatures plunging below freezing at night, it's prompting many of us to turn our heat on, but not all of us can afford to do so.

There is help out there though so people won't go cold this winter. The Home Energy Assistance Program, also known as HEAP, is launching its Winter Crisis Program, which will continue through March 31st. It assists low-income families and the elderly with their heating costs. 187,000 households applied for help last year, and the program has $132...

August 15, 2010 - 10:39pm
4 years 2 weeks ago

Ohio has seen its fair share of 90-degree days this summer, and running the air condition just to find some relief can cost a pretty penny.

Some people may qualify for the Heap Summer Crisis program though, which is still accepting applications through August 31st. The program is designed to help low-income households who have an elderly person-age 60 or older-living with them or a person who is required by a doctor to have cooling assistance.

So far, more than 34,000 households...

January 11, 2010 - 6:50pm
4 years 33 weeks ago

The state of Ohio is expecting a significant increase in the amount of residents applying for home energy assistance this winter.

Local HEAP officials says higher numbers are expected for the second year in a row in Muskingum County as well.

"We will see our increase in the next three months, the last three months of HEAP because we schedule for the first two months," said Gary Wilson of the program. "Every appointment is scheduled, plus we'll handle between...

October 28, 2009 - 4:14pm
4 years 43 weeks ago

Muskingum County seniors will have the opportunity to get help staying warm this winter.

The Muskingum County Center for Seniors is offering help to older folks in the area to fill out applications for the heating assistance program, or HEAP.

Supportive Services Director Debra Smith said the income requirement has gone up this year, allowing more people to use the program. She said it is now 200-percent of the poverty level.

"People have told me that they get $200...

September 28, 2009 - 1:19pm
4 years 48 weeks ago

The Home Emergency Assistance Program or HEAP is also providing some assistance this year, when it comes to families and their heating bills, and Community Services Coordinator, Gary Wilson, says the program may have more money to work with.

The amount of funding hasn't officially been announced, but Wilson says the government will probably be providing between 800 thousand dollars and one million dollars in funding.

"Actually, it's a bit of an increase. The...

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