Funds Running Low For Cooling Assistance (VIDEO)

By Ian Hoover- 21Alive

June 19, 2014 Updated Jun 19, 2014 at 5:16 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) -- The Indiana Housing and Community Development is saying that cash is tight for cooling assistance this summer due to the harsh winter.

In fact, it is estimated that $47.8 Million was used to help low-income families pay for heating assistance this past winter. Representatives from CANI say they plan to launch a program later this month, but their assistance can only go so far.

it is not nearly enough money as it normally is, the benefited amount is $200 per household," said Pam Brookshire VP of Community Services for CANI. "But it can help on a limited basis, but we want to help as many people as we can," she added.

CANI's summer program begins June 23rd. If you have had your gas or electric disconnected and are in need of assistance, you are urged to call CANI and make in appointment.

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