May is National Community Action Month
Helping People. Changing Lives. Turning hope into reality. Making our communities a better place to live. This is what the Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland Community Action Commission has accomplished over the past 48 years. May is National Community Action month and we invite you to learn more about our agency. Starting out in 1964, Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland was a relatively small agency based out of a little former school house in Nellie, Ohio. Today with a corporate office in Coshocton and over 30 satellite offices and services in four counties, Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland serves Knox, Holmes, Coshocton, and Ashland counties with a broad spectrum of social services serving infants through the elderly.
Home Heating Assistance
The Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland Community Action Commission's Emergency HEAP program will operate November 1st - March 31st. Emergency HEAP is a federally funded program administered by the Ohio Department of Development, Office of Community Assistance that provides financial assistance to low-income households that are threatened with disconnection from their heating source, or have already had service disconnected. Those households serviced by a PUCO-regulated utility are encouraged to sign up for the Percentage of Income Payment Plus Plan (PIPP Plus) or an alternate budget payment plan in order to receive energy assistance. Households utilizing bulk fuel must have a tank containing less than 25% of its capacity.
Your Local Community Action Agency
During 2011, Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland served nearly 12,500 families. We’ve had the distinct honor of receiving six “Best Practices” awards from the Ohio State University’s John Glenn Institute of Public Service and Public Policy. We’ve also received local, regional and were named the national award winner of Head Start’s “Award of Excellence in Promoting Health Practices”. Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland has been recognized as “Property Management Company of the Year”.