HAPCAP can help pay bills for eligible people facing hardships.
Energy Assistance Programs
HAPCAP helps reduce the stress of utility bills for people with low incomes. We assist with high heating and electric bill costs, arrange income-based payment agreements, and provide repairs for central air conditioning. Additionally, we help those facing disconnection or low fuel supplies with the Winter or Summer Crisis Programs.
Water Bill Assistance Programs
Water is crucial for health and hygiene. It is a basic need everyone should have access to. Residents with low incomes facing disconnection risk losing their access to water. The Water Bill Assistance Program gives a one-time payment to the water company. This benefit covers bills, late fees, and reconnect fees, ensuring uninterrupted service for at least 30 days.
HAPCAP MicroLoan Program
HAPCAP and OUCU Financial provide a MicroLoan program for residents of Hocking, Athens, and Perry Counties. Loans of up to $1,500 can cover one-time payments. These payments include car or home repairs, payday or car loans, uncovered medical costs, education fees, and home or apartment deposits.
Staying connected is crucial. Cell phones help us connect with family and employers and keep us safe. The SafeLink Wireless Program provides free cell phones and minutes for individuals living with low incomes.
Rent & Homeowner Programs
Ensuring a secure home is vital for everyone. Financial challenges, worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic, can make paying bills difficult. HAPCAP helps those facing economic hardships by assisting them with rent and utilities.