The blog <a href="http://bed-stuy.patch.com/articles/free-air-conditioners-for-the-low-income-sick-and-elderly" target="new">BedStuy Patch is reporting about the Sunset Park Redevelopment Committee, which has just unveiled an emergency cooling program for low-income, sick or elderly residents of Brooklyn. <br /><br />Those who qualify under the program, such as those with medical conditions that put them at risk during a heat wave, will receive a free air conditioning unit, installed at no charge. The program runs from now until September 2011, or until funds run out. <br /><br />Guidelines for qualification include either documentation providing proof of medical need for a cooling system, proof of income to determine financial need, proof of HEAP/PA/SSI or being a food stamp receipient, and landlord authorization. Additionally, you cannot already own a functional air conditioner in the home.<br /><br />Call the SSPRC at 718-492-8580 or email them at <a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org" target="new">email@example.com for more details.<br /><br />Read the full article about the program over at <a href="http://bed-stuy.patch.com/articles/free-air-conditioners-for-the-low-income-sick-and-elderly" target="new">BedStuy Patch.