Hot weather can be dangerous, especially for the low-income and the elderly who often cannot afford to buy or are unable to install an air conditioner unit in their homes.
The Sunset Park Redevelopment Committee, in partnership with Community Environmental Center, present a free, emergency cooling program for the low-income, sick and elderly of Brooklyn.
If you have a medical condition that puts you at risk in a heat wave, you can receive a free, energy efficient air conditioner installed at no charge.
The program begins now until September 2011, or until funds are exhausted
Submission guidelines include either documentation that provides proof of medical need for a cooling system; proof of income to determine financial need, proof of HEAP/PA/SSI/ or proof of being a foodstamp recipient; and landlord authorization. Also, you cannot already own another working air conditioner in the home.
The cooling system program package also includes an Empower Application for a free refrigerator. If funds are available, you will be contacted.
Call the SSPRC to submit your application at 718 492 8580. Or to receive an application online, email KEEPCOOL2011@GMAIL.COM. Include your name, phone number and mailing address