Hundreds Helped by Summer Crisis Program

posted 9/11/18 -- LCCAA's 2018 Summer Crisis Program helped hundreds of eligible residents stay a little cooler this year.

"The temperatures this year have been really challenging for many of our clients," said Client Services Specialist Cindy Hicks. "Humidity can be a real health hazard for some of the people we see."

Summer Crisis help is available to residents who are 60 years old or better OR who have a documented medical condition made worse by extreme heat. Residents must also be living at or below 175% of the Federal Poverty Line.

Residents could qualify for help paying their electric bill, boosted by the need to run their air conditioning, or receive a free air conditioning unit.

The program runs annually from July 1 to August 31 if funding permits.

In 2018, 211 air conditioners were distributed and 163 households received bill paying assistance.

During the crisis period, 940 clients also received help enrolling or updating their information for the Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP).

PIPP enrollment and reverifications continue year round. Call1-855-806-9620.