100 Cambridge St., Suite 300
Boston, MA 02114
Telephone: 617-573-1100 -or- 617-573-1140 - Fax: 617-573-1120
Web site: www.mass.gov/dhcd
Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)
Known commonly as Fuel Assistance, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides eligible households with help in paying a portion of winter heating bills.
Call for application and information on available programs. If your town or city is not listed, call statewide toll-free HEATLINE at 1-800-632-8175 and a get number for your area.
Homeowners and renters including households whose cost of heat is included in the rent can apply at the agency in their area. Eligibility is based on household size and the gross annual income of every household member, 18 years of age or older. Household income cannot exceed 60% of estimated State Median Income.
First-time applicants must apply in person at the fuel assistance agency in their area. Households must apply each year; applications are mailed to households after the first year. Households can apply from November 1st to April 30th of the program year. Applicants who are denied assistance have the right to appeal through the local fuel assistance agency.
The Division of Housing Stabilization (DHS)
Provides emergency shelter and emergency assistance to those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and rapidly re-housing the homeless in stable, permanent housing.
Federal Poverty Guidelines are used to determine eligibility for Emergency Assistance (EA). The EA eligibility for applicants and recipients is below 115% of the Federal Poverty Guideline.
For more information contact the Department of Housing Stabilization at 617-573-1370 or toll free at 877-418-3308, TTY 617-573-1140
Office hours will vary depending on locality.
Requirements / Restrictions:
Income restrictions apply.
Fuel Assistance Offices
Boston: Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. (ABCD)
178 Tremont Street, Boston 02111
Chelsea, Revere, Winthrop:
Community Action Program Intercity, Inc. (CAPIC)
100 Everett Street, Unit 14; Chelsea 02150
Cambridge & Somerville:
City of Cambridge, Department of Human Services
51 Inman St. Cambridge, 02139
Quincy: Quincy Community Action
1509 Hancock Street, 3rd Fl. Quincy
617-479-8181; (617) 471-6473; (800) 637-2011- Toll Free (617) 657-5300
Division of Housing Stabilization (DHS) Office
Boston Family Housing
2201 Washington St.
Roxbury, MA 02119
(Categories for this entry: Emergency Assistance, Fuel Assistance, Housing)
While every effort is made to provide current and accurate information for the agency descriptions and hours of operation, it is recommended to call the agency to verify the information before visiting.