The OIC of Clark County and Ohio Development Services Agency want to remind Ohioans that heating assistance is available to eligible households through the Home Energy Assistance Winter Crisis Program. The program runs from November 1, 2017 until March 31, 2018.

Ohioans facing disconnection from their heating source, those who have been disconnected , or those that have less than 25 percent supply of bulk fuel may qualify. The household must also have a gross income at or below 175 percent of the federal poverty level. For a family of four, the annual income must be at or below $43,050.00

Individuals interested in receiving Winter Crisis assistance must have a face-to-face interview at the local energy assistance provider. You must bring the following items to their appointment: If you fail to bring all household information then you will be asked to re-schedule.

  • proof of income for all household members age 18 and older for the past 13 weeks (copies of pay stubs. Awards letters, etc.)
  • copies of their most recent energy bills
  • photo ID
  • a list of all household members with Social Security numbers and birth dates
  • proof of U.S. citizenship/legal residency for all household members

Documents that are accepted to prove U.S. citizenship/legal residency include: a Social Security Card, birth certificate, U.S. Passport, naturalization paper/certification of citizenship, permanent VISA. or INS ID Card.

For an appointment at your local Clark County Office, located at 600 West Main Street, Springfield, Ohio 45504, please call our toll free number 1-844-356-8135.