Friday, October 30, 2009
The workshops are free and open to the public. The schedule:
Monday, Nov. 2
Summit County Kickoff of Financial Wellness Week — TBA. Summit County Executive Russell M. Pry, 175 S. Main St., Akron.
Predatory Lending, Buyers Beware — 6:30-7:30 p.m., Akron-Summit Public Library, 60 S. High St., Akron.
Marriage & Money — 7-8:30 p.m., Primerica Financial Services, 169 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road, Green.
Senior Legal Toolkit — 7-8 p.m., Twinsburg Library, 10050 Ravenna Road, Twinsburg.
Tuesday, Nov. 3
Decisions About Paying the Bills — 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Registration is required. International Institute of Akron, 280 E. Tallmadge Ave., Room 21, Akron. 330-376-5106.
Credit Happens — 2-4 p.m., Greenleaf Family Center, 212 E. Exchange St., Akron.
Summit Buchtel Neighborhood Counsel & Advice Clinic — 5-5:30 p.m., Lawton Community Center, 1225 Lawton St., Akron.
Wednesday, Nov. 4
Identity Theft & Senior Scams — 10 to 11 a.m., Barberton Active Adult Center, 500 W. Hopocan Ave., Barberton.
Introduction to Credit When Credit Is Due — 1-2 p.m. East Akron Community House, 550 S. Arlington St., Akron.
Learn to Speak Car: Knowledge Saves Money — 2-4 p.m., Greenleaf Family Center, 212 E. Exchange St., Akron.
How and Why to Build a Strong Credit History — 6-7 p.m. Registration required. Towpath Credit Union, 2969 Smith Road, Fairlawn. 330-664-4700.
Thursday, Nov. 5
Foreclosure Prevention Clinic — noon to 4 p.m., Natatorium, 2345 Fourth St., Cuyahoga Falls.
10 Common Myths of Car Buying — 1-2 p.m., Natatorium, 2345 Fourth St., Cuyahoga Falls.
How Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM) Reverse Mortgages Work — The Basics — 1-3 p.m., North Hill Branch Library, 183 E. Cuyahoga Falls Ave., Akron.
Managing Stress in Hard Financial Times — 5:30-6:30 p.m., Greenleaf Family Center, 212 E. Exchange St., Akron.
Can You Handle It — The True Cost of Home Ownership — 6-8 p.m., Mustard Seed Development Center, 1357 Home Ave., Akron.
Financial Information & Legal Education — 7-8 p.m., Akron-Summit County Public Library, 60 S. High St., Akron.
Friday, Nov. 6
Budgeting and Surviving Debt — 10 to 11 a.m., Akron-Summit County Public Library, 60 S. High St., Akron.
Budgeting & Surviving Debt — 2-3 p.m., Norton Branch Library, 3930 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road, Norton.
How Money Works — 7-8 p.m., Primerica Financial Services, 3040 W. Market St., Fairlawn.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
The Summit County Health District will hold an H1N1 vaccine clinic on Thursday, October 29th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at The Chapel in Green located at 1800 Raber Road in Green.
The vaccine is free and will be given on a first come first served basis. At this time, no thimerosal-free doses for children 6-35 months will be available.
People who received a seasonal Flu-Mist vaccine must wait 28 days to receive a H1N1 Flu-Mist, however, they may receive a shot.
The vaccination is voluntary. Call 330-926-1801 with questions about this clinic. As a limited amount of vaccine is available, current vaccination efforts will focus on the target groups per Centers of Disease Control recommendations
WASHINGTON, October 28, 2009 - Pinnacle Foods Group LLC, a Fort Madison, Iowa, establishment, is recalling approximately 91,125 pounds of a canned chili with beans product because it was inadvertently packaged with an incorrect flag on the plastic over-wrap and may contain an undeclared allergen, wheat, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today. Wheat is a known potential allergen and the plastic over-wrap incorrectly bears the statement "Gluten Free," since the product actually contains wheat.
The following product is subject to recall:
- Cases containing six (6) 15-ounce cans of "ARMOUR Chili with Beans, Original." The plastic over-wrap incorrectly bears the statement "Gluten Free," while the product actually contains wheat, as well as the establishment number "EST. 2AD" inside the USDA mark of inspection.
The chili products were produced on various dates ranging from August 26, 2009 to October 28, 2009, and were distributed to retail stores in Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia.
The problem was discovered after the company received a consumer inquiry. FSIS has received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an allergic reaction should contact a physician.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.
Consumer and media questions regarding the recall should be directed to the company's hotline at 1- 800-253-5882.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day by clicking HERE.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
All health care providers who administer vaccine should report any symptoms, side effects or reactions that happened after someone gets a vaccine. In the United States health care providers use the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) to report possible reactions that occur after vaccination.
In Summit County, anyone who receives a 2009 H1N1 vaccination and has had an allergic reaction (shortness of breath, wheezing, hives, swelling, fainting) should contact 911 immediately to be seen at an emergency department. For less serious symptoms, side effects or reactions, a person should call his/her physician. The physician can file a report through VAERS. The person can also call the Akron Health Department Flu Hotline at 330-375-2876 and hit option “3”. The person should leave a message with his/her name and telephone number. The messages will be monitored daily. A nurse will then call the person, get the necessary information about the vaccination and the reaction and complete the VAERS form.
Akron residents will be able to take hands-on computer classes at any of the county library system's 17 public library branches, thanks to a new grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
The Akron-Summit County Public Library will use the $240,000, three-year grant to purchase two mobile laptop carts and fund a computer trainer, which will significantly expand and enhance the library's workforce training offerings community-wide. Although the Library currently provides hands-on computer training to the public at the Main Library in downtown Akron, it is limited to demonstration training at its branch library locations.
"Knight Foundation founders Jack and Jim Knight wanted Akron to be an informed community. In the digital age, we do that by increasing access to a broader geographic area, and enhancing individuals' computer skills and overall workforce readiness," said Vivian C. Neal, Knight Foundation program director for Akron.
The grant is part of a $3.3 million Knight Foundation initiative to expand digital access at libraries across the United States. The effort comes on the heels of sweeping recommendations by the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy, a project of the Aspen Institute. In a report issued earlier this month, the Commission asserts that democracy in America is threatened by the lack of equal access to quality information. Funding public libraries, as centers of digital and media training, is one key to filling the gaps, the commission says. Its report is available at www.knightcomm.org.
"Digital access is essential to first class citizenship in our society. Without digital, you lack full access to information, you are second class economically and even socially," said Alberto IbargÃ¼en, president and CEO of Knight Foundation. "If a job application at Wal-Mart or MacDonald's must be made online, how can we pretend that we have equal opportunity if significant portions of our communities don't have access? Libraries can be part of the solution."
The Akron project will begin with computer training staff offering 3-4 programs per week at branch library locations. Topics may include Basic Computer Skills, Basic Internet, MS Word, MS Excel, E-Bay, Resume Workshops, Typing, Mouse Skills and Web site creation classes. Each class can accommodate 15 people.
Over the course of three years, the library plans to provide hands-on computer training to more than 7,500 people at branch libraries, said Library Director David Jennings.
"The public's need for hands-on training is at unprecedented levels," Jennings said. "More people are realizing each day that it's increasingly difficult to navigate the modern world without some basic computing skills and knowledge."
The mobile computer instruction project is expected to be up and running by early 2010.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
The Medina County Health Department is holding a free H1N1 influenza nasal spray vaccination clinic from 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Medina County Fairgrounds Community Center, 735 W. Lafayette Road.
The nasal spray form of the swine flu vaccine will be available without charge for the following people in the high-priority groups:
• Healthy people ages 2 through 24.
• Healthy caregivers for infants younger than 6 months of age who are 25 through 49.
• Healthy health-care or emergency medical personnel who are 25 through 49 years of age.
The nasal spray version is a live vaccine and cannot be used by pregnant women and those with chronic medical illnesses, as well as anyone who is younger than 2 or older than 49.
The injectable vaccine will be provided at a later date for other priority groups, including all pregnant women, children and young adults ages 6 months through 24 years, people who live with or care for a baby younger than 6 months and people 25 through 64 with health conditions that put them at higher risk for complications from the flu.
After the vaccines are available to these high priority groups, they will be offered to the general public, according to the health department.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Organizers are inviting the public to come out and show their support for the men and women that help make our country free and our community safe.
"Our heroes are ordinary men and women that perform extraordinary acts in the service of our country and our community," said Reverend Dr. Teresa Dulyea "“ Parker, First Christian Church. "We invite people of all faiths to come and help us pay tribute to "our heroes" and the sacrifices they have made. In our small way, we hope to help the healing begin."
The concert program will feature patriotic music and short tributes by speakers representing various religions, the military, veteran's groups, and the organizing committee. Organizers will have boxes available for those interested in making a donation to collect nonperishable canned goods or monetary donations to benefit the Saint Vincent DePaul Society. Additional parking is available at 600 East Smith Road and 620 East Smith Road.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Requirements: Great Customer Service Skills
For More Info: Call 330-869-9249
Position: Delivery Driver
Details: Independent Contractor
Requirements: Must Have Own Mini Van or Cargo Van
For More Info: Apply in Person at 4240 Sunnybrook Rd. Kent, Ohio
Position: Customer Service Representative
Details: Seasonal Help, with flexible schedule
Requirements: No Experience Required
For More Info: Call 330-836-0455
Details: Full Time, Temporary
Requirements: Will Train, Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
For More Info: Fax Resume to 330-405-7179
Employer: Akron Beacon Journal
Position: Independent Contractor Representative
Details: Part Time and Full Time
Requirements: Must Have Own Reliable Transportation
For More Info: Call Tim at 330-996-3691
Position: Outdoor Seasonal Work
Details: Part Time and Full Time (Seasonal)
Requirements: Reliable Transportation
For More Info: Apply in Person at 190 South Maple Street, Akron, Ohio
Practice Good Nonverbal Communication
It's about demonstrating confidence: standing straight, making eye contact and connecting with a good, firm handshake. That first nonverbal impression can be a great beginning -- or quick ending -- to your interview.
Dress for the Job or Company
Today's casual dress codes do not give you permission to dress as "they" do when you interview. It is important to look professional and well-groomed. Whether you wear a suit or something less formal depends on the company culture and the position you are seeking. If possible, call to find out about the company dress code before the interview.
From the very beginning of the interview, your interviewer is giving you information, either directly or indirectly. If you are not hearing it, you are missing a major opportunity. Good communication skills include listening and letting the person know you heard what was said. Observe your interviewer, and match that style and pace.
Don't Talk Too Much
Telling the interviewer more than he needs to know could be a fatal mistake. When you have not prepared ahead of time, you may tend to ramble, sometimes talking yourself right out of the job. Prepare for the interview by reading through the job posting, matching your skills with the position's requirements and relating only that information.
Don't Be Too Familiar
The interview is a professional meeting to talk business. This is not about making a new friend. Your level of familiarity should mimic the interviewer's demeanor. It is important to bring energy and enthusiasm to the interview and to ask questions, but do not overstep your place as a candidate looking for a job.
Use Appropriate Language
It's a given that you should use professional language during the interview. Be aware of any inappropriate slang words or references to age, race, religion, politics or sexual orientation -- these topics could send you out the door very quickly.
Don't Be Cocky
Attitude plays a key role in your interview success. There is a fine balance between confidence, professionalism and modesty. Even if you're putting on a performance to demonstrate your ability, overconfidence is as bad, if not worse, as being too reserved.
Take Care to Answer the Questions
When an interviewer asks for an example of a time when you did something, he is seeking a sample of your past behavior. If you fail to relate a specific example, you not only don't answer the question, but you also miss an opportunity to prove your ability and talk about your skills.
When asked if they have any questions, most candidates answer, "No." Wrong answer. Part of knowing how to interview is being ready to ask questions to demonstrate an interest in what goes on in the company. Asking questions also gives you the opportunity to find out if this is the right place for you. The best questions come from listening to what you're asked during the interview and asking for additional information.
Don't Appear Desperate
When you interview with the "please, please hire me" approach, you appear desperate and less confident. Maintain the three C's during the interview: cool, calm and confident. You know you can do the job; make sure the interviewer believes you can, too.
Among the so-called fake products that received warnings from the Food and Drug Administration was an ultraviolet light that promised to "destroy swine flu virus." There was also a dietary supplement claiming to be "more effective than the swine flu shot."
Experts say marketers take advantage of people who are fearful.
"It's very important that consumers know these products can be deceptive and risky," said Alyson L. Saben, deputy director of FDA's Office of Enforcement. "They offer a false sense of protection and could delay someone from seeking treatment."
Tamiflu -- one of two antiviral drugs approved by the FDA for treating swine flu -- was being offered by online pharmaceutical retailers. One came in an envelope postmarked from India and consisted of two white tablets found to contain talc and acetaminophen, authorities said.
The active ingredient in Tamiflu is oseltamivir, which was not found in that particular product.
Weil Lifestyle LLC, the online store featuring nationally-known natural health guru Dr. Andrew Weil, was sent a warning regarding its vitamin packs and immune support formula. Weil said the language that concerned the FDA was removed and that he supported the agency's efforts. He also said the website information was "primarily educational."
Officials say about 82 percent of the cited retailers have complied, but enforcement actions are being considered against several who ignored the warnings.
The FDA and the Federal Trade Commission continue to closely monitor questionable swine flu products.
Monday, October 19, 2009
MONDAY HEAP WALK-IN ASSISTANCE-AVAILABLE AT 670 W. EXCHANGE
• Walk-in appointments are for households whose gas or electric is
currently OFF, those with less than a 10-day supply of bulk fuel,
and customers transferring utility service. Accounts will be verified
for OFF status through utility websites prior to assignment of appointments.
• If your utility is NOT off, you will not be seen.
• If your utility is NOT off, you are required to make an appointment by
calling the HEAP appointment line at:
In order to receive HEAP assistance there is required documentation that
must be presented at the time of your appointment. This information is listed
on the back of this sheet. Please note: If you are missing any of the
required documentation at the time of your appointment, you will not be
seen and will have to reschedule your appointment through
the appointment line.
HEAP Documentation Requirements
• Documentation of Income for the past 3 months
Sources include, but are not limited to:
a) Wages – (all pay stubs for everyone in the household for the previous 13-weeks,
a simple year-to-date stub is not sufficient)
b) Self-employment wages
c) Pension and retirement (current pension or retirement paystub)
d) All current Social Security payments (letter or bank statement showing
monthly amounts received)
e) Child Support – (child support statements or bank statements showing previous
f) Spousal Support/Alimony – (bank statements or court records)
g) TANF – (bring in cash issuance statement showing monthly amount for past
3 months with case number)
h) Utility allowances (check stubs for past 3 months or current recertification letter)
i) Unemployment Compensation (letter of determination,13 weeks of check stubs
or printout of last 13 weeks of disbursements)
j) Worker’s Compensation (letter of determination, 13 weeks of check stubs or
printout of last 13 weeks of disbursements)
• Social Security Numbers & Birth Dates for everyone in the household and
proof of US citizenship
• If renting, your landlord’s name, address, phone number and monthly
• Utility Bills
a) If you pay gas and electric, you must bring BOTH utility bills even if you are
only receiving assistance with one.
b) If utility services are OFF, need to be TRANSFERRED or a NEW ACCOUNT is
being established, please contact your utility company for new account numbers.
Akron Summit Community Action, Inc requires a Picture ID for all services rendered
The Goodwill Store will be making its return to Cuyahoga Falls, much to the delight of people who want to save money as well as help out the less fortunate.
Galambos is also excited about the Job Search Station located in the building."The job search station is PC computer station designed for people to conduct a internet job search and find helpful tools on how to get and keep a job."
Public Relations Manager Beth Galambos says that with the grand re-opening of the Goodwill it will help the city of Cuyahoga Falls and the residents of Summit County in a profound way.
The Grand Re-Opening Celebration will include giveaways, food, and other festivities this Saturday.
Friday, October 16, 2009
|In celebration of National Pro Bono Week, October 25th-31st, Community Legal Aid is providing you with more opportunities to obtain free legal advice throughout central northeast Ohio. To see a full list of Pro Bono Week clinics, locations, and times, visit Community Legal Aids website at www.communitylegalaid.org. For more information, contact Sandi Costa at 330-983-2622 or firstname.lastname@example.org. |
Thursday, October 15, 2009
- Greatly reduces the amount of time spent at the facility where you receive your vaccine.
- Improves accuracy.
- Enables you to be notified when your facility has vaccines available.
- Enables you to be notified when to receive your 2nd dose.
- Enables you to retrieve your record on this system.
- Enables public health to plan for how much product is necessary for each facility.
For additional instructions: https://h1n1vaccine.odh.ohio.gov/
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Where applicable, they would like you to be aware of the following basic information and to encourage pregnant women and parents feeding infants to make sure they are able to get accurate information about H1N1 and vaccination.
Please check out these CDC related documents to help you figure out what to do:
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Position: School Age Teacher
Requirements: Must have high school diploma and experience.
For More Info: 330-784-3706
Employer: NSK Industries, Inc.
Position: Warehouse Packer
Details: Full Time
Requirements: Able to lift 50lbs., Tow Motor experience required
For More Info: Apply in person Monday-Friday from 8 am - 12 noon at
150 Ascot Parkway
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Details: Full Time:
Requirements: Good Drivers License, pass drug screening
For More Info:
Apply in person
157 Osceola Ave.
or call Mike Moore at
Position: Dental Assistant
Details: Full Time
Requirements: 3 yrs experience in fast paced office
For More Info: Call Della at 330-666-7440
Position: Nursing Assistant
Details: Full Time
Requirements: Experience required
For More Info: send resume
P.O. Box 5220
Fairlawn, Ohio 44334
Position: Accounting Assistant
Details: Part Time to possible Full Time
Requirements: Accounting experience required
For More Info: Send Resume to
P.O. Box 10
Monroe Falls, Ohio 44262
Position: Retail Jewelry Clerk
Details: Part Time
Requirements: Jewelry experience required
For More Info: Apply in person
131 Second St. NW
Position: Call Center Representative
Details: Part Time
Requirements: No Experience Nessecary
For More Info: Call 330-869-9249
Position: Call Center Representative
Details: Part Time
Requirements: Light Computer experience and great customer service skills
For More Info: Call 330-836-5293
Friday, October 9, 2009
the program can help working families receive up to $5,657 back in refunds.
Volunteer positions include:
TAX PREPARERS prepare tax returns (Federal and State) utilizing Tax Wise software – typically, the Federal forms would be the 1040.
QUALITY REVIEWERS verify that the return is complete and all necessary documents are attached before being submitted to the IRS.
INTAKE SPECIALISTS review essential documents, personal financial data from the client, assists with the completion of the intake sheet and assigns client to tax preparer.
GREETERS are responsible for verifying incoming clients with the appointment schedule, monitor client and volunteer sign-in sheets and answer phone calls.
OFFICE ASSISTANTS assist in making copies of tax returns and any other office/clerical related duties.
Tax Law certification is required for all volunteer tax preparers, intake assessors, and quality reviewers. In-Classroom Tax Law trainings & Software training or Self-Study materials will be provided free. A supervising Tax Professional will be on site at each site at all times. There is no experience needed by the volunteer. There is also no liability to tax preparer and sites are IRS approved.
For more information or to sign up contact Gloria McGhee, EITC Program Administrator, Akron Summit Community Action, Inc. at 330.572.8277 or email email@example.com by DECEMBER 03, 2009 if you want to take in-classroom training or by JANUARY 08, 2010 if you want to self-study.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
The new law requires motorists to safely restrain 4-to-8 year olds under 4'9" in a federally approved booster seat while riding in a motor vehicle.
Akron AAA Vice-President Kevin Thomas says the new seats are meant to keep young people safer. Thomas says the number one cause of death for youngsters between the ages of 4 and 8 are motor vehicle accidents.
Full enforcement of the law takes place on April 7, 2010. The law will be secondarily enforced which means motorists can be ticketed if they are pulled over for another violation. The fine for the violation may not exceed $75.
Statistics from the Ohio Department of Public Safety says that more than 18,000 children between the ages of 4-8 were injured in motor vehicle accidents between 2002 and 2006. In that same period of time, 76 children between 4-8 were killed in traffic accidents.
Research has shown that 60 percent of parents and caregivers still do not use booster seats.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Christmas Assistance 2009
Summit County 330-996-4255
The Salvation Army assists those in need during the holidays. If you are not able to provide for yourself or your family due to economic or social issues, and are in need of assistance, please read the following required information and note the Sign Up dates below
Everyone MUST have the following:
Photo Id (one of the following):
Valid License with Social Security Number
Proof of Income (Everthing below that applies to you):
Pay Stubs (last 30 days)
ODJFS Print Out
Child Support Papers
Worker's Comp Statement
Rent Subsidy/Utility Allowance Stubs
Proof of All Bills (minimum of 3 of the following):
Proof of ALL Children in the Household (Must have one of the following):
Social Security Cards
Print out from ODJFS with all Social Security Numbers
Proof of the other Adults in the Household (Must have one of the following):
Social Security Card
Dates, Times & Locations of Sign Ups
560 Wooster Rd. W
Barberton, Ohio 44203
October 26 & 27 (11am-2pm)
October 28 (12-2pm $ 5-7pm)
October 29 (4-7pm)
November 14 (11am-2pm)
190 South Maple Street
Arkon, Ohio 44302
October 6 (9am-3pm)
October 14-16 12pm-1pm)
November 3 (1pm-7pm)
November 17 (10am-6pm)
1104 Johnston St.
Akron, Ohio 44305
October 14 (12pm-3pm)
November 11 ( 12pm-3pm)
8776 Harvard Rd.
Twinsburg, Ohio 44087
October 5-November 18 on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (3pm-5pm)
Offices in Summit, Stark and Cuyahoga Counties
Thursday, October 8, 2009
From 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The Job Center
1040 E. Tallmadge Avenue
Akron, OH 44310
FT positions and Internships available assisting
clients with managing financial risk and achieving financial security through insurance and investment products
• Commission based opportunity with benefits available
• Willing to train - stipend compensation
Must have valid driver’s license and HS/GED - college preferred Must pass employment test and background check
If unable to attend, please call Deona Chavez at
330-668-6520 or 330-807-9183
In addition to the free furnace checks, Heat the Town program participants will receive a furnace filter, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and in some circumstances on the spot repairs.
The Akron Community Foundation, the City of Akron, the County of Summit, Dominion East Ohio, the Professional Association of Comfort Contractors (PACC) and Rebuilding Together Summit County, Inc. are backing the project.
Low-income, elderly, veterans and disabled homeowners are encouraged to apply by contacting Rebuilding Together Summit County, Inc. at 330-773-4100. Applicants are being selected on a first come, first serve basis.
Along with encouraging citizens to apply for Heat the Town services, County Executive Russell M. Pry is urging citizens to take advantage of the Summit County Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP). HWAP is a no-cost weatherization assistance program designed to reduce energy costs for low-income families with children, the elderly and citizens with disabilities by providing the following weatherization services:
- Tune-up/repair of combustion appliances (heating units, stoves, hot water tanks, etc.)
- Insulation of attics, sidewalls, floors or foundation perimeter and water heaters
- Sealing of heating ducts
- Reduction of air leakage from major sources
- Personalized energy management plan
- Information on how to control humidity in your home
According to the State of Ohio Department of Development, after weatherization, households that heat with natural gas reduce space heating consumption by an average of 24.7%, and electrically heated homes reduce usage on average of 13%.
Studies show that when weatherization is combined with educating clients on home energy efficiency, residents can save up to 25% on their home heating bills.
Eligibility for the Home Weatherization Assistance Program is based on household income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level (see income table below). All families who have received assistance any time during the last twelve months under the Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) are automatically eligible for weatherization services.
All services are based on the availability of funds. All qualified applicants are served based on a priority points system. Elderly and disabled persons receive additional priority points.
Total Gross Household Income
1"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦. up to $21,660
2"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦. up to $29,140
3"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦. up to $36,620
4"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦. up to $44,100
5"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦. up to $51,580
6"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦. up to $59,060
7"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦. up to $66,540
8"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦"¦. up to $74,020
To apply for the Home Weatherization Assistance Program contact the County of Summit Department of Community and Economic Development at 330-643-2537, or click on www.co.summit.oh.us.