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Summer Crisis Program and Water Assistance is available

The Ohio Department of Development and Warren County Community Services, Inc., will help income-eligible Ohioans stay cool during the hot summer months. The Home Energy Assistance Summer Crisis Program provides eligible Ohioans assistance paying an electric bill. The program runs from July 1-Sept. 30, 2023.
Clients will need to bring copies of the following documents to their appointment:

  • Copies of their most recent energy bills.
  • A list of all household members and proof of income for the last 30 days or 12 months for each   member.
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship or legal residency for all household members, (ex. social security card, birth certificate)
  • Proof of disability (if applicable)
  • Lease or HUD/Metropolitan Housing Lease
  • Physician documentation that cooling assistance is needed for a household member’s health (if there isn’t a household member over the age of 60 or a disconnection with the electric utility).
The Home Energy Assistance Summer Crisis Program provides a benefit once per cooling season to an income-eligible household’s electric bill or purchase an air conditioning unit and/or fans.
If you are facing a disconnect, shut-off, or need new service; the Low-Income Water Assistance Program provides eligible Ohioan’s assistance paying water and/or wastewater bill. The program runs until September 30, 2023.
To apply for either program, clients are required to schedule an in-person appointment with Warren County Community Services, Inc.  emergency HEAP.  To make an appointment please call 513-970-6737 or online at 

For more information about the Summer Crisis Program and the Low-Income Household Water Assistance program (LIHWAP) locally and what is needed to apply, contact Warren County Community Services, Inc at 513-970-6737. Additional information can also be found at  or or by calling (800) 282-0880.
About WCCS:

For more than 50 years, WCCS has served as the community’s primary link for social services in Warren County, WCCS operates a wide range of programs and services that:
  • Allow seniors and families to obtain and maintain long-term housing
  • Assist families and individuals with emergency needs, employment, and rising energy costs
  • Help older adults to remain active and independent
  • Prepare children to succeed in school
  • Adults with literacy challenges are tutored to increase their reading and writing skills. Legal immigrants are taught English as a second language
  Warren County Community Services, Inc
Karen Turner-Reed
645 Oak St
Lebanon, Ohio 45036
Development Contact:
Sarah Wickham
Office of Communications & Marketing • 77 South High Street • P.O. Box 1001 • Columbus, Ohio 43215 • U.S.A. • 614 | 466-2609
The State of Ohio is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider of ADA.

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