Tulsa Weather Coalition taking applications for air conditioner loans

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Updated: 6/13/2013 5:28 pm Published: 6/12/2013 9:25 am

The Tulsa Weather Coalition is accepting applications for its 2013 summer air conditioner loan program.

The program loans room sized air conditioners to qualifying individuals in Tulsa County. An air conditioner will be placed in the person's home for the summer months and will be picked up in the fall by Weather Coalition.

To receive a loaner air-conditioner, individuals must meet all of the following residency, income, mobility and medical criteria and complete an application with Weather Coalition staff:
  • No other air-conditioner in the home
  • Live in Tulsa County
  • Enrolled in a public assistance program or meet low-income guidelines
  • Have a qualifying medical condition that becomes life threatening in extreme heat and can be verified by a doctor's statement
  • Limited ability to get to a cooler place during the hottest part of the day
The Council works with organizations in the community to loan window units to people who qualify for assistance.

“Many of them live very close or in poverty,” said Associate Director of the CSC Jim Lyall said so far about 50 loaner AC units have already been installed this year and more are ready to go to someone in need.

Interested applicants should dial 211. After a preliminary screening, a Weather Coalition staff person will mail the application, which includes a Medical Verification of Need form, a Landlord Permission form (if applicable), and a Loan Installation Agreement.

For heat safety information and to download Heat Safety Cards, go to: www.211oklahomahelpline.org/resources/publications.htm.

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