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GLCAP helps more than 1,500 with winter utility payments

GLCAP helps more than 1,500 with winter utility payments

Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP) helped 1,546 households stay warm this winter through the Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program (EHEAP).

EHEAP helped eligible residents of Wood, Sandusky, Ottawa and Seneca counties by providing a one-time payment to the household’s utility company, or by helping with the purchase of bulk heating fuel supplies such as propane.

“We are always glad to be able to help people through EHEAP,” GLCAP Basic Needs Specialist Joyce McCauley-Benner said. “The program is a lifesaver for seniors, low-income families and others on a fixed income who may be at risk of a utility disconnect due to inability to pay.”

Although EHEAP has ended for the 2018-2019 winter season, GLCAP continues to offer utility assistance through its Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) Plus program that sets a fixed monthly utility rate based on the household’s income, as well as other services.

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