The 2015 Summer Crisis Program will run from July 1st though August 31st. Make your appointment on the hotline at 1.866.861.6421 today.

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The Services provided specifically at the Morrow County Neighborhood Center include: 

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a federally funded program designed to help low-income Ohioans with their winter heating bills.  The program runs from June 1 to May 31.

Winter Crisis Program (WCP) is a component that was created to provide financial assistance to low-income households that are threatened with disconnection of their heating source; have already had service disconnected; need to establish new service or pay to transfer service; or have 25% or less of the fuel capacity in their tank.  The WCP program year runs from November 1 to March 31.  OHCAC will have until April 15 to finish any incomplete or pending applications.

Summer Crisis Program (SCP) was created to provide assistance with electric sources for customers determined eligible by the current SCP State Issued Grant agreement.  The SCP typically runs from July 1 to August 31.  OHCAC will have until September 15 to finish any incomplete or pending applications.

Percentage of Income Payment Plan Plus (PIPP Plus) – To be eligible for the PIPP Plus program, a customer must receive their electric or gas service from a company regulated by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), must have a total household income which is at or below 150% of the federal poverty level and must apply for all energy assistance programs for which they may be eligible.

For Gas PIPP Plus, the utility must be a primary or secondary heat source.

The Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP) and additional energy conservation programs operated for Columbia Gas Customers and Ohio Edison customers are operated by OHCAC at a Marion location.  Center staff can assist with applications and information regarding program guidelines, services and time frames.  Services provided for eligible households can include appliance replacement and home insulation.  To contact the Marion Housing and Weatherization Office directly call 740-387-9703.

The Diapers and Personal Needs Assistance Program

      • Services are available once per month per household – First come, first serve
      • Due to high volume of customers, some customers may not be served that day
      • Service Hours: 1:30 – 3:30 PM – Wednesday
      • Income Poverty Ratio Guideline: 125% or below
      • Must show proof of last 90 days of total household income received
      • Must have a Photo ID for the custodial parent receiving diapers for a child
      • Must have social security card(s) for the child/children in the household
      • Must have proof of residency

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Community Action Organization will kick-off the tax season at the Ohio Heartland Community Action located at 1183 Bellefontaine Ave on Tuesday Jan 27 from 11:00-7:00.

Taxpayers must have a valid photo ID and social security cards for themselves, spouses, and dependents.  For joint returns, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms.  All returns are electronically filed for federal and state tax returns.

Appointments are strongly encouraged but walk-ins will be accepted.  To schedule an appointment, please call Community Action at 740-383-2154.  This service will be available every Tuesday from Jan 27 to April 7 so please call to schedule your appointment today!