How to apply for heating bill assistance

By Candice Chen


Winter has arrived in New England. As temperatures drop, heat is essential for every Bostonian. If heating bills are a strain on your household’s budget, there are several community resources for help.


Action for Boston Community Development
Service: Fuel assistance, weatherization, heating systems and more
(617) 357-6000
Region: Greater Boston area


Citizens Energy
Service: Assistance with oil and natural gas heating bills, along with the Shelter Winter Assistance Program to heat numerous Massachusetts and Rhode Island homeless shelters every winter
(617) 542-4487
Region: National


Mass Energy
Service: Discount heating oil
(617) 524-3950 or 1 (800) 287-3950
Region: Massachusetts


Good Neighbor Energy Fund
Service: Financial assistance with heating bills
1 (800) 334-3047 (serving area codes 508, 617, 781 and 978)
Region: Greater Boston area
Service: A directory of energy-related assistance programs
Region: Massachusetts

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