Beating the heat: Program supplying AC vouchers to county residents

712heatslide.jpgThanks to a mild winter, vouchers for up to 700 free air conditioners may be available to low- and moderate-income families through the Lorain County Community Action Agency, according to interim President and CEO Jackie Boehnlein.

The vouchers are good for a $159 LG brand air conditioner from Home Depot and assistance paying electrical bills. For the first time, those with disconnection notices are eligible. Applicants are eligible if their household incomes are at or below 200 percent of the 2012-13 federal poverty guidelines and if they are seniors, have a disconnection notice or a documented medical condition such as asthma or lung disease.

A family of four making up to $46,100 qualifies for the program.

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