Miami Valley CAP to offer relief with summer crisis program

R-H Staff

DAYTON — Miami Valley Community Action Partnership (MVCAP) is now accepting appointments for its Summer Crisis Program, which runs from July 1 to Aug. 31, 2018. Households may be eligible for this benefit either in the form of an air conditioning unit, unit repair, or a one-time monetary benefit to assist with summer cooling bills.

Households with individuals who have documented medical conditions or individuals 60 years of age and older may be eligible to participate in this program. A complete list of eligibility requirements can be found on MVCAP’s website at

Households needing to make an appointment for Summer Crisis relief can call 937-514-4777 or go online to

Households currently enrolled in the Percentage of Income Payment Plan Plus Program are not eligible for financial assistance, but they may be eligible for other assistance.

MVCAP’s Director of Energy Assistance Programs, Keelie Gustin, says benefits are limited and the need is expected to be high.

“It’s difficult to say just how many air conditioning units will be available once the program begins. However, we expect to exhaust all benefits on or before the August 31st cut-off date. Households can start setting up appointments now by calling or going online,” Gustin said.

Once scheduled, applicants will need to bring a number of items with them to their appointment. A complete list of these items is also available at MVCAP’s website.

Miami Valley Community Action Partnership is a 501(c)3 private, nonprofit Community Action Agency, committed to eliminating the causes and conditions of poverty and promoting self- sufficiency by providing programs and services in the Miami Valley. Contact Jim Ingram at (937) 341-5000 ext.150 or

R-H Staff