HAPCAP Operating Water Bill Assistance Program

Residents, including renters, can schedule appointments to restore water access We are still accepting appointments for their water bill assistance program. This program is for income-eligible residents with a notice of being disconnected from their water source. Eligibility has been expanded due to the coronavirus pandemic. “The state moratorium has been lifted on utility disconnects, …

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Summer Crisis Program Starts July 1

Expanded Eligibility in Response to COVID-19 The Ohio Development Services Agency and Hocking Athens Perry Community Action (HAPCAP) will help income-eligible Ohioans stay cool during the hot summer months. The Home Energy Assistance Summer Crisis Program provides eligible Ohioans assistance paying an electric bill or assistance paying for central air conditioning repairs. The program runs …

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COVID-19 Survey Announcement

We need your input! HAPCAP would greatly appreciate your feedback through our online survey about the impact of COVID-19 on our community. In order to adjust to new community needs emerging due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to hear from you about your experiences and challenges over the past few months. Thank you …

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Boy Enjoys Summer Lunch

2020 Summer Meals for kids

Our Summer Meals program is now up and running! This national program works to meet the needs of hungry children in summer by providing them with nutritious meals and snacks. The program is open to ALL children 18 years of age or younger, or any person 19-21 with a disability. We are operating this program …

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HAPCAP Announces Funds for Emergency Housing Assistance

Economic relief expected for some Southeast Ohio residents. Hocking Athens Perry Community Action, on behalf of the Hocking, Athens and Perry County Commissioners will begin accepting applications for Emergency Housing Assistance (EHA) on May 20, 2020.  Assistance can provide up to 3 months of emergency rent or mortgage assistance for households who are: experiencing reduced …

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Pantry Transportation and Delivery

HAPCAP offering free transportation to Hocking & Athens food pantries Athens On Demand Transit and Logan Public Transit are offering free transportation to those needing food assistance in Hocking and Athens Counties. If clients cannot travel to a pantry, delivery services are also available. If you are in Perry County and in need of assistance, …

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Foodbank Continues to Feed Families

Community Action responding to local need in light of COVID-19 To minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19, the Foodbank has developed a limited-contact distribution model.  With the help of the Ohio National Guard and Ohio Military Reserve, the Foodbank is now providing pre-packed food boxes for their network of over 60 pantries in Southeast Ohio. …

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HAPCAP Featured in National Community Action Foundation Series

The National Community Action Foundation (NCAF) is HAPCAP’s advocate in Congress and serves over 1,000 Community Action agencies across the country. Their new Web series, “Community Action Together,” was inaugurated with HAPCAP’s very own Kelly Hatas! Check out her conversation with NCAF CEO David Bradley. The video features footage from our video response to COVID-19. …

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Ohio State Senator Tim Schaffer visits & volunteers at the Southeast Ohio Foodbank

On Thursday, April 16, State Senator Tim Schaffer visited the Southeast Ohio Foodbank & Regional Kitchen. He took a tour of our facility, engaged in conversation with staff, met with Ohio Association of Foodbanks director Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, and packed emergency food boxes with our National Guard Troops. It was a productive day and we are …

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