Senator Kemp Hannon
6th District New York
State Air Conditioner Assistance Program




STATE AIR CONDITIONER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

 

New York State has set aside $3 million in funding through the federally-funded “Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program” (LI-HEAP), which provides low income residents with serious medical conditions assistance in purchasing much-needed air conditioners during hot weather.

 

Residents are encouraged to contact the Community Development Corporation of Long Island, Inc., at 631-471-1215 to find out more information on the program and to see if they qualify.

 

Summer heat can be extremely dangerous for seniors and those with serious medical conditions.  I urge anyone who may be eligible to take advantage of this program, which will help them keep their homes cool and comfortable – extended periods of heat are potentially fatal for the elderly, children, and for people whose health issues can pose a medical emergency.

 

Eligibility for the program is determined by:

 

1.   LI-HEAP income guidelines (max gross annual income for a four-person household is $49,500.)

2.   Having at least one household member who has been diagnosed with a chronic or acute medical condition which is aggravated by exposure to extreme heat situations.

3.   Written documentation from a physician (dated within the last 6 months) that a/c assistance is critical to prevent a heat emergency.

 

If you find yourself without air conditioning, and in a true heat emergency – please do not wait – head to any designated cooling center or public area with air conditioning such as a mall.  Extended periods of hot weather may lead to heat stroke or exhaustion, so try to stay cool and drink plenty of non-alcoholic fluids.  Be sure to check in on elderly family members and friends, to make sure they are taking all precautions to protect themselves during heat waves.




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Garden City, NY 11530
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