MEMPHIS, Tenn. — MLGW and the Neighborhood Christian Center are offering 50 free window air-conditioning units to qualified low-income seniors and disabled residents of Shelby County.
The Neighborhood Christian Center will host a screening and application process for the free units at 785 Jackson Avenue July 8, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
To qualify, applicants must be a resident of Shelby County, a low-income senior 60 years of age or older, cannot have received an air conditioner within the last three years from the Play It Cool Program, and must be living in a home without operable air conditioning.
According to MLGW, “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.”
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.
- If you have a physical disability but do not meet the age requirement you must bring the proper certification information.
Air conditioners will not be installed at addresses with bars or storm windows and installation will be performed by MLGW employees.
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.