State Sets Aside Money For Low-Income Families Whose Health May Be Affected By Heat
The state has set aside $3 million to help low income families stay cool.
The money for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program will allow people whose health may be threatened by the heat to get an air conditioner.
To qualify, families must meet the program's low income guidelines. For a family of four, that means a total yearly income of less than $50,000.
At least one household member must have been diagnosed with a chronic or acute medical condition that can get worse in the heat.
You must also provide a doctor's note saying an air conditioner is needed to prevent a heat emergency.
To see if you qualify, go to mybenefits.ny.gov. Click here for a full list of local cooling administrators.