State program offers AC units to low-income homes

The brutal heat is especially tough for residents without air conditioning in the borough, but assistance is available to those who may not be able

NEW YORK - The brutal heat is especially tough for residents without air conditioning in the borough, but assistance is available to those who may not be able to afford one.

Through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, residents can apply for a free air conditioner to keep cool through the summer months.

To be eligible, a resident needs to make less than $48,000 a year, have one person in the home with a serious illness that's affected by extreme heat and a doctor's note stating that a unit is critical to prevent a heat emergency.

Residents can apply for one through the nonprofit Community Environmental Center.Submit photos and videos of how you are beating the heat

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