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Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission continues to offer help with heating assistance.

The Home Energy Assistance Program provides a one-time credit to your main heating source. Applications will be accepted until May 31, 2013.

The Winter Crisis Program provides assistance to customers that are threatened with disconnection, have already been disconnected, need to establish new service or are in need of propane, fuel oil or any other bulk fuel. The Winter Crisis Program will continue until March 31, 2013. Income guideline's for these two programs is at 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guideline.

Pipp Plus is a payment plan offered to consumers of regulated utilities companies. This plan offers a set monthly payment based on a percentage of your monthly gross income. The income guideline for this program is up to 150 percent of the Federal Poverty Guideline.

Please contact Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission to set up an appointment for one or all of these programs. Required documentation for all household members includes: proof of 90-day income (3 months), birth dates, social security cards, electric bill, and gas bill. If disabled, you will need to bring proof of disability.

County offices include: Defiance County: (419) 784-2150, Fulton County: (419) 337-8601, Henry County: (419) 599-2481, Paulding County: (419) 399-3650, Williams County: (419) 636-4924, Van Wert County: (419) 238-4544.