Fuel Assistance (also known as the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) helps eligible households challenged by the high cost of home heating fuel pay a portion of their winter heating bills.

This program provides assistance through a fixed benefit amount for the cost of the primary source of heat, which includes, but is not limited to:

  • Oil
  • Electricity
  • Natural Gas
  • Propane
  • Kerosene
  • Wood
  • Coal

Household Size compared to Maximum Annual Gross Income:

  • 1 Person Household: $34,001
  • 2 Person Household: $44,463
  • 3 Person Household: $54,925
  • 4 Person Household: $65,387
  • 5 Person Household: $75,849
  • 6 Person Household: $86,311
  • 7 Person Household: $88,272
  • 8 Person Household: $90,234
  • 9 Person Household: $92,169
  • 10 Person Household: $94,157

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must reside in Hampden County (except Springfield)
  • Household income cannot exceed 60% of the Estimated State Median Income
  • Those who have heat included in their rent and meet income and residence eligibility may be eligible to receive a subsidy for a portion of their monthly income from November to April
  • Those who have heat included in their rent and have a subsidy must pay over 30% of their income towards rent in order to be eligible
  • Those who live in public housing are not eligible (are already state or federally aided)

Contact:

(413) 552-1548
300 High Street, 2nd Floor
Holyoke, MA 01040

35 Mt. Carmel Avenue, 2nd Floor
Chicopee, MA 01013

100 Elm Street
Westfield, MA 01085