Get Help with Heating Bills!

10/2/20238 months ago

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The Cambridge Fuel Assistance Program is accepting applications for the 2023-2024 season! The program helps low-income residents in Cambridge and Somerville pay their winter heating bills between November 1 and April 30. Renters and homeowners in both cities are eligible to apply if they meet federal income guidelines.

If you are a new or returning client, you can submit your Fuel Assistance application the following ways:

  • Online (click here to apply online)
  • By mail to Fuel Assistance, c/o  Department of Human Service Programs, 51 Inman St., Cambridge, MA 02139
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  • Drop off in-person at the Fuel Assistance office (Basement Level of 51 Inman St., Cambridge, MA 02139) or in the Fuel Assistance dropbox located near the Basement Level entrance of 51 Inman St. on Inman Place.

After submitting their application, new clients will have a phone call with Fuel Assistance staff to review documents and confirm eligibility. In-person application assistance is also available.

To check the status of your application, speak with Fuel Assistance staff, or report a no-heat situation, call 617-665-6234. Eligible applicants in no-heat situations or who are facing immediate shutoff can receive heating assistance within 24 hours.

The Fuel Assistance Program is a state-wide program, also known as the Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). 

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