List of Docs to Bring

Failure to bring all required documentation with you to your appointment will delay your assistance. We require below documents:

  • Photo ID: required for each name listed on the gas and/or electric bill
  • Social Security Cards: required for all household members. Accepted forms include printouts from Social Security with full SS# on them, Medicare Cards, and OWF SNAP printouts
  • Birth Certificates for all household members are required; newborn birth letter is acceptable, anyone else in the household needs a birth certificate on file
  • Current gas and electric bills
  • Proof of Income is required for the last 30 days for all household members 18 years of age and older. Acceptable documents include SSA, SSI and SSDI award letters, Pension statement, Child Support, Utility Assistance documents
    • Individuals paid weekly need the last 4 paystubs
    • Individuals paid bi-weekly need 2-3 paystubs (make sure you have all paystubs for the last 30 days)
    • Individuals paid semi-monthly need 2 paystubs
    • Individuals paid month need 1 paystub
    • If paystubs are not available, you will need verification of you income from your employer (i.e. a printout of your last 30 days of pay)
    • Seasonal employees are required to provide 12 months of income documentation - if paystubs are not available, a printout from your employer is required
  • No Income: if the household has no income, or no verifiable income, you will need the following
    • IRS Tax Transcript
      • If you filed a tax return, you can call the IRS at 1-800-908-3346
      • If you did not file a return, you can call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040
      • You can go to the IRS website at
      • You can visit the IRS office in the Federal Building at 1240 East 9th St. Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Please note after reviewing your documents we may request additional information to complete your application.


CHN / CEOGC seeks to reduce poverty and help low-income citizens of Cuyahoga County, OH to meet critical needs and become self-sufficient.

Locations of CHN / CEOGC Energy Assistance sites

  • CHN is located at 2999 Payne Ave, Suite 208, Cleveland, OH 44114
  • Fairfax Renaissance is located at 8111 Quincy Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44104
  • Bellaire - Puritas is located at 14703 Puritas Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44135
  • Metro West is located at 3167 Fulton Road, Cleveland, OH 44109
  • Euclid City (Inside Euclid City Hall) is located at 585 E. 222nd Street, Euclid, OH 44123
  • CEOGC Main is located at 2203 Superior Ave, 2nd Floor, Cleveland, OH 44114
  • Donna Smallwood Senior Center is located at 7001 W. Ridgewood Drive, Parma, OH 44129
  • Southeast Neighborhood Opportunity Center is located at 20700 Southgate Park Blvd, Maple Heights, OH 44137
  • May Dugan Center is located at 4115 Bridge Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113
  • Maple Heights Senior Center is located at 15901 Libby Road, Maple Heights, OH 44137

Within minutes of making your appointment, you should receive a confirmation email with a calendar appointment attached to the email. In addition, you will also receive a phone reminder the day before your appointment.

Appointments can be changed or canceled at any time on this website. You can also make or cancel an appointment at any time (24/7) using our automated phone system by dialing (216) 350-8008 and following the instructions.