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Free air conditioners for qualified New Yorkers
NEW YORK (WABC) -- Low-income New Yorkers with health issues aggravated by the heat can get help from the state.
New York State Homes and Community Renewal Commissioner Darryl Towns says a heat wave is a matter of life and death for people with serious underlying medical issues. The state has set aside $3 million through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program to provide air conditioning units for more than 3,700 households.
To be eligible, a household must meet low-income guidelines, have at least one resident diagnosed with a medical condition aggravated by extreme heat, and have no working air conditioners.
Those who want to see if they qualify should visit www.mybenefits.ny.gov.
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