90 Window Air –Conditioning Units Still Available for Low-Income Seniors
Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division is donating 90 window air-conditioning units to qualified low-income seniors and disabled residents of Shelby County.
Neighborhood Christian Center will host a screening and application process for the free units at 785 Jackson Avenue, June 21, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
To qualify applicants must be a resident of Shelby County, a low income senior 60 years of age or older, and without operable air conditioning. Once an individual is screened and pre-qualifies, a pre-qualification voucher will be issued to verify that the applicant has met the guidelines up to the field inspection. Field inspections will be conducted by MLGW to verify that the residence meets installation requirements. Households are only eligible to receive an air conditioner once every three years from the MLGW Play It Cool Program.
To apply applicants will need the following credentials on hand:
- Tennessee State ID or Drivers License to verify age and address.
- The most recent pay stub or Social Security Income statement to verify income.
Air conditioners will not be installed at addresses with operating units, or on residences with bars or storm windows. MLGW field inspections will begin in late May and the installation of units will be performed by MLGW employees starting in June.
Applicants for the “Play It Cool” Program may also contact the Neighborhood Christian Center’s hotline number at (901) 881-6013 for a pre-recorded message detailing the necessary qualifications and credentials for eligibility.
MLGW is the largest three-service public power utility in the nation, serving more than 421,000 customers in Memphis and Shelby County.