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MLGW Readies Launch of “Play It Cool” Program 2017
May 11, 2017

200 Window Air Conditioning Units Available for Low-Income Seniors

Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division is donating 200 window air conditioning units to qualified low-income seniors and disabled residents of Shelby County.

Play it cool

Neighborhood Christian Center will host a screening and application process for the free units at 785 Jackson Ave., May 16, 2017, 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 Driver’s 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.