Brutal winter freezes summer cooling help 

By Mary Kuhlman

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The brutal conditions of this past winter have put a freeze on Indiana's summer cooling program.

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance program provides eligible households with heating assistance during the winter, with the remaining funding offered as a $50 benefit for summer cooling assistance. Emily Duncan, marketing and communications director with the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, says there's little money left this year, and what remains will be offered only as crisis assistance.

"Households that receive a disconnect notice between June 16th and August 20th could go to their community action agency and potentially receive up to $200 assistance to bring their utility bill current," says Duncan.

Throughout the state, more than $47 million in home heating assistance was provided to more than 130 low-income households over the winter months.

Duncan says it also will provide assistance to those with medical needs that require them to stay cool.

"Households that have medical affidavits that just absolutely need assistance and fall within those income parameters can potentially also receive an air conditioning unit for their home," says Duncan, "as long as it doesn't currently have central air conditioning."

Community Action Agencies administer the summer cooling-assistance program to residents in all 92 Indiana counties.

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