SELF (Supports to encourage low income families)
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1790 S. Erie Blvd.
Suites A&B

HamiltonOH 45011
 868-9300
 (513)737-3889
 www.selhelps.org

Business Hours
Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

Requirements
All of SELF's programs serve Butler County residents who fall at or below the 200% of the federal poverty level.

HEAP is designed to help eligible low-income families meet the high costs of home heating and cooling, with priority given to senior citizens and home-bound disabled persons.


 Build-Up Academy
The Build-Up Academy is a pre-apprenticeship construction training program. Clients receive 10 weeks of classroom and hands-on instruction for introductory craft skills, earn an NCCER accreditation, OSHA-10 card, and tools.


 Getting Ahead
"Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin' By World" is a workshop series that assists individuals living in poverty to evaluate their lives and to develop the life skills necessary to survive and flourish. GA participants develop a series of mental models to examine their own pasts and create a "Plan for Prosperity" for their futures.

Restrictions
Butler County residents, 18 and older, with household income at or below 125% of the poverty level.

Fees
none


 Home Energy Assistance Program
HEAP is designed to help eligible low-income families meet the high costs of home heating and cooling, with priority given to senior citizens, home-bound disabled persons, people with illnesses and homes with small children.

Restrictions
HEAP eligibility is determine by the state. As of 2014, people falling at or below 175% of the federal poverty level are eligible.

For SUMMER assistance, a household member must be 60 years of age or older OR a doctor's note must state the health benefit for a member of the household

For WINTER assistance: a disconnect notice is needed.

Fees
None


 Home Weatherization
SELF takes applications for home weatherization services in Butler County.


 Individual Development Accounts
The IDA program helps low-income individuals with earned income save and obtain a major asset, including post-secondary education costs, home ownership, capitalizing a small business or (in 2014) purchasing a car.

Restrictions
Butler County residents, must have earned income, at or below 200% of the poverty level.

Fees
none.


 JOBS NOW!
JOBS NOW! is an employment readiness and job search assistance program.

Restrictions
Open to all Butler County residents who fall at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.

Fees
none


 MicroEnterprise Business Development
The Butler County Microenterprise and Microloan Program assists low-income persons who want to establish or grow their small businesses. Participants take a 10-week business start-up course and develop a business plan. Successful participants may be eligible for a microloan of $500 to $3,500 to capitalize their business.

Restrictions
Butler County residents; at or below 80% area median income.

Fees
None


 Percentage of Income Payment Plan
PIPP (Percentage of Income Payment Plan) operates out of the SELF office. This is a Duke Energy Program that bases client's utility bill payment on a percentage of their income. Clients need to recertify annually.

Restrictions
Income based.


Fees
None