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MAC provides air conditioners for elderly, disabled and residents with medical conditions

by PRIDE Newsdesk

Marvin D. Cox

As the temperatures are increasing, the Metropolitan Action Commission is reminding vulnerable Davidson County residents of its Summer Cooling program.

Metro Action Commission provides fans and air conditioner window units to vulnerable residents at no cost to the applicant.

To qualify for the program, the household must have at least one child younger than six or an adult who is disabled or has a medical condition that requires them to be in a cool environment.   Residents age 62 years or older are also eligible.

The household income must not exceed federal poverty guidelines.

“Having a program like this allows our agency to meet the needs of some of the most vulnerable citizens in our community such as asthma sufferers, young children and others with disabilities or medical conditions that become worse if they are overheated” said Marvin D. Cox, director of Family and Community Services.

The program is supported partially from financial contributions and donations of new air conditioning units. The Fan and Air Conditioner Program application period ends on August 30.

Anyone interested in applying for help or to make a contribution to the Metro Action Commission Fan and Air Conditioner program should call 615-862-8860, ext., 70120 or visit the agency’s website at <www.nashville.gov/mac>.

Income Guidelines

Household members        Annual limit

One                                   $25,201

Two                                  $32,956

Three                                $40,710

Four                                  $48,464

Five                                  $56,218

Six                                    $63,972

Seven                                $71,726

Eight                                 $79,480

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