Note: due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the 2019-2020 Fuel Assistance Program has been extended until Friday, May 29, 2020.
Additionally, If your household has had a change in income or household size since you completed your application, you may request another review of DHSP’s previous decision of eligibility (amount of assistance) or ineligibility. For more information click here.
Serving both the cities of Cambridge and Somerville, the Fuel Assistance Program assists low-income households with winter heating costs incurred between November 1 and April 30. Eligibility for the program is determined by gross household income that falls within the Federal Poverty guidelines.
The Fuel Assistance Program notifies and pays heating vendors directly for program participants that pay out of pocket for their heating costs. Program participants whose heat is included in their rent could be eligible to receive a payment, made directly to them, for the “heat” portion of their rent.