Free air conditioners for low-income LIers

Low-income Long Islanders who have medical conditions that make heat dangerous to their health can receive a free air conditioner under an emergency cooling program funded by New York State.

The Long Island Progressive Coalition is administering the program here. Under the program, window air conditioners will be delivered and installed free of charge through August or while funding lasts.

Income limits are based on family size and start at $25,548 a year for one person. The annual limit for a family of four, for example, is $49,128.

Proof of income, a doctor’s letter stating medical need, and landlord permission is required. Applicants cannot already possess a working air conditioner.

To apply, contact the Long Island Progressive Coalition at 516-541-1006, ext. 14.