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Rep. Brent announces 13th Annual Energy Assistance Expo

January 14, 2021
Juanita O. Brent News

COLUMBUS—State Representative Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) announced that the 2021 Energy Assistance Expo for residents of Cuyahoga County will take place this Saturday, Jan. 16 from 9 am to 1:30 PM by appointment only. The event is hosted in collaboration with Reps. Terrence Upchurch (D-Cleveland), Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland), Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights), and Sen. Sandra Williams. This event is intended to help people in Cuyahoga County who need support in paying their energy bills or applying to the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) or Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) programs.

“I’m so excited to announce the 13th Annual Energy Assistance Expo,” said Brent. “This annual event is a great opportunity for residents of Cuyahoga County to get assistance with their HEAP or PIPP applications. Now more than ever during the coronavirus pandemic, it’s important that we are providing Ohioans with opportunities to pay their bills so they can live safely and securely in their homes.”

In advance of this event, Reps. Brent, Upchurch, Howse, Boyd and Sen. Williams sent a letter to Gov. DeWine urging him to extend the HEAP and PIPP programs through the COVID-19 pandemic. In doing so, people already on these programs would not have to re-apply and could continue receiving assistance. Continuing these programs is important in preserving the public health and wellbeing of Ohioans around the state.

WHO:                        State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland)

Rep. Terrence Upchurch (D-Cleveland)

Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland)

Rep. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights)

Sen. Sandra Williams

WHAT:                     13th Annual Energy Assistance Expo 

WHEN:                    Saturday, Jan. 16 from 9 am to 1:30 PM 

By appointment only

REGISTER:            Call 614-644-1408 or visit


Required Documents

·Proof of household’s total gross income (Paystub, Social Security, Disability, Pension,
Annuity Payments)
· A COPY of ID (driver’s license or state identification)
· A COPY of Supplemental Medical Insurance
· A COPY of Social Security Card
· A COPY of Electric Bill
· A COPY of Gas Bill
· HEAP or PIPP Application

You MUST have COPIES of all documentation. Original documents (such as mailed bills) will NOT be accepted. Only one person per family is allowed to attend. The location will be provided after the appointment is set. If Cuyahoga County is designated “PURPLE” by Governor DeWine’s Public Health Advisory Map, the Expo will be cancelled and rescheduled for another day.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, call 614-466-1408.