Ohio Development Services Agency
Contact us: http://development.ohio.gov/contactus
Home Weatherization Assistance Program
The Home Weatherization Assistance Program helps families reduce heating and cooling costs by increasing efficient energy use. By analyzing the home's energy efficiency, staff can install insulation and weather stripping or take other measures to reduce the family's heating and cooling costs while increasing their comfort.
As a result of the Home Weatherization Assistance Program, households experience energy efficiency, and health and safety gains.
To apply for services or information on eligibility requirements call (740) 373-7671.
Electrical Partnership Program (EPP)
Partnering with American Electric Power (AEP), the Electrical Partnership Program offers help in lowering utility bills. Through EPP, an energy auditor comes to the home of a client to assess the amount of electricity being used. The energy auditor will then provide suggestions to cut down electrical usage and, if the family qualifies, new CFL light bulbs or refrigerator. Customers receive energy efficient light bulbs at the time of the visit for those lights that are used the most. The client’s refrigerator is also tested for efficiency and may be replaced if it is not efficient. Visits usually yield the customer a savings of $100-200 annually on their electric bill. Some, who have inefficient appliances, will yield a larger savings on their electric bill.
In order to qualify for the program, the client must be an AEP customer who is on PIPP, receiving HEAP assistance or be at or below 150% federal income level of poverty. If someone has received weatherization services, they will also qualify. You must have lived at your current residence for at least one year. To apply or receive more information, call 740-373-7671 ext. 12.
Assisted Housing Programs
The Assisted Housing Program provides low cost housing to families that include individuals with disabilities on behalf of the Board of Developmental Disabilities in Washington County and the Board of Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities in Morgan County. This program assures decent, safe and sanitary housing to clients with disabilities.
Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP)
On behalf of the City of Marietta and the Washington County Commissioners, the Community Housing Improvement Program provides a comprehensive program of housing services to low and moderate income families living in Washington County.
These services include such things as down payment assistance, emergency home repair, and rehabilitation of owner occupied housing. For information on this program and to apply call (740) 373-7671.
Rental Property Development
Washington-Morgan Community Action has developed and manages safe and affordable housing for low-income families in both Washington and Morgan County. There are 53 units that are maintained by the agency for families in need.
Section 8 HUD Tenant Based Assistance Program
The Section 8 HUD Tenant Based Assistance Program provides rental assistance and utility support to low income families on behalf of the City of Marietta as the Public Housing Agency.
The program assures low income families have decent and affordable housing and, through case management, assists families to obtain services aimed at self-sufficiency.
Housing Crisis Response Program
The Housing Crisis Response Program (HCRP) helps those who are on the brink of homelessness. It helps eligible clients maintain the housing that they are currently residing in or to move into more stable housing. However, this is not emergency shelter program or connected through Section 8 Housing Assistance. Its goal is to end homelessness and work towards housing security. Assistance is limited and based on individual need.
In order to qualify, the client must be homeless or nearly homeless. These terms can mean that someone will be evicted, foreclosed upon or have no residence. This will be determined by the case manager. To receive services, call the main offices in Washington or Morgan Counties.
Washington-Morgan Community Action Washington and Morgan Counties, Ohio
218 Putnam Street, Marietta, OH 45750 (740) 373-3745
50 W. Third Street, PO Box 398, Malta, OH 43758 (740) 962-3827