CHELSEA (CBS) — Chelsea residents in need can get some relief from the summer heat. The city has secured a $50,000 grant to provide about 70 free air conditioning units to eligible residents.
The program is open to low income households, as well as seniors and those living with disabilities. Those who qualify can choose between a window or portable unit, plus $300 to go toward their utility bill.READ MORE: Popular New Hampshire Ice Castles Expanding For Ninth Season
“Although we see this first and foremost as a program to serve residents and make the summer a little more bearable, it’s also fundamentally an important public health effort to enhance the health of the community,” said Alex Train, director of the Chelsea Housing and Community Development Department.READ MORE: Mother Of Missing Boy Elijah Lewis, Boyfriend Plead Not Guilty To Charges In Case In New Hampshire Court
Applications are available at Chelsea City Hall or online until the end of the month, and a weighted lottery will be held to select recipients.MORE NEWS: Wellesley High School Parents Want Tougher Punishment For Students Involved In Brutal Attack On Teen
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