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Metro Action Provides Air Conditioners for Elderly, Disabled, and Residents with Medical Conditions

5/3/2021
Lisa McCrady, lisa.mccrady@nashville.gov, 615-862-8860

Program meets need for vulnerable citizens of Davidson County during the summer

Today was the first day that eligible Davidson County residents could begin applying for air conditioners to keep homes cooled during the summer months.

The Metropolitan Action Commission provides fans and air conditioners to income eligible senior citizens (62 years or older), disabled children and adults or households with children 5 years old or younger with severe medical conditions. Additionally residents with medical conditions that are exacerbated by extreme temperatures are also eligible with a statement by their doctor.

The household income must not exceed the federal income limits for eligibility.

Members in Household Annual Limit
1 $23,852
2 $31,191
3 $28,530
4 $45,869
5 $53,208
6 $60,547
7 $67,886
8 $75,225

“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 and other breathing issues as well as our senior residents,” 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. These units are at no charge to applicants.

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, Extension 70120 or visit the agency’s website at nashville.gov/mac.