9th District Opportunity to provide cooling help for elderly and homebound


Ninth District Opportunity, Inc. announces cooling help for the elderly and medically homebound for  Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Dawson, Elbert, Forsyth, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union and White counties.

Households in which every member is age 65 and older or is medically homebound due to health reasons may apply for assistance with their home cooling bills beginning on May 1, 2019. The Georgia Department of Human Services will help pay cooling costs for electric. One-time payments will be made by check issued to the home energy suppliers on behalf of eligible households. Eligibility for the program is based on the income of all household members. All eligible households must be responsible for their home cooling costs.

When applying for assistance, persons will present verification of age for everyone in the home,  verification of all household income received within the past 30 days (check stubs, public assistance checks, unemployment checks, etc.); verification of Social Security numbers for everyone in the home, verification of citizenship (driver’s license, state ID, etc.), and the most recent home heating bill.

All eligible applicants are asked to contact Ninth District Opportunity, Inc.’s scheduling system May 1, 2019 beginning at 8:30 a.m. by telephone at 855-636-3108 or email at www.ndo.org/eap. Phone lines or website for scheduling will not be active until the opening date of the program and no appointments will be made by telephone or online until this time. No walk-ins, please.

Appointments will be scheduled until all funds are exhausted. Please do not call the local office to schedule an appointment: all appointments must be made through the automated scheduling service.

Additional information will be made available online at www.ndo.org. Only households 65 years of age and older or medically homebound may apply May 1, 2019. Applicants that do not meet the required criteria will be denied.

Ninth District Opportunity, Inc. is an equal opportunity agency while providing services without regard to age, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, or any other classification or category.


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