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VIDEO: Federal cuts impact winter heating assistance for needy Boston residents 

by Kerry Kavanaugh of FOX25
Posted by ABCD Public Information 12/10/2015 Categories: Fuel Assistance LiHEAP LIHEAP Fuel Assistance

BOSTON – Federal budget cuts are having a big impact on many low income Boston residents that rely on assistance for winter heating.

We're talking about a cut of about $200 this winter. The group we spoke with says it's possible the maximum amount of families can receive this year won't get them through this winter season.

Watch the video here.

Malden non-profit files bankruptcy after receiving millions in taxpayer dollars 

By Fox 25
Posted by ABCD Public Information 6/24/2015 Categories: Fuel Assistance LiHEAP

"FOX25 first began investigating complaints the Malden non-profit wasn't fulfilling its commitment to low income families earlier this year. On Wednesday, Investigative Reporter Kerry Kavanaugh did some digging into what happened to all that tax payer cash now that the agency has claimed bankruptcy." Read more here.

Roslindale resident struggles with heating costs 

by Ignacio Laguarda
Posted by ABCD Public Information 3/17/2015 Categories: Fuel Assistance LiHEAP

"Although it is almost spring, advocates for the poor are calling on the Legislature to release federal funding to provide heat assistance for Massachusetts residents, who are still dealing with the cold." read more.

Guest Opinion 

Times Staff, East Boston Times Free Press
Posted by ABCD Public Information 3/11/2015 Categories: Fuel Assistance LiHEAP

"Boston faces some of the highest electricity prices in the nation, and in January, rates increased by 29 percent." read more. 

Frigid winter leads to spike in fuel assistance 

by Ignacio Laguarda, Wicked Local Brookline
Posted by ABCD Public Information 2/25/2015 Categories: LiHEAP LIHEAP Fuel Assistance
"Calls for heating assistance in Brookline have gone up dramatically from last year, reflective of a brutally cold and difficult winter." read more.

Many In Mass. Await The Next Blizzard With No Heat 

by Martha Bebinger, WBUR
Posted by ABCD Public Information 2/13/2015 Categories: LiHEAP LIHEAP Fuel Assistance


"It’s so cold in the kitchen of Robbin Taylor’s home, in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood, that everything is frozen.​" read more

Kind-hearted reader 
pays family’s heat bill 

by Marie Szaniszlo, Boston Herald
Posted by ABCD Public Information 2/10/2015 Categories: LiHEAP LIHEAP Fuel Assistance Winter Emergency Campaign

"A Lynn woman has come to the rescue of one of the 150,000 households that has exhausted its fuel assistance due to one of the coldest winters in recent memory." read more.

Advocates say 150,000 need more fuel assistance due to harsh winter 

by Marie Szaniszlo, Boston Herald
Posted by ABCD Public Information 2/8/2015 Categories: ABCD LiHEAP LIHEAP Fuel Assistance Winter Emergency Campaign

"Advocates for the poor are calling on state officials to provide immediate aid to approximately 150,000 low-income Massachusetts households — about one-third of them seniors — who have exhausted their fuel-assistance benefits due to one of the coldest winters in recent memory." read more.

Eight things you may have missed Friday from the world of business 

The Boston Globe
Posted by ABCD Public Information 2/7/2015 Categories: LiHEAP LIHEAP Fuel Assistance Winter Emergency Campaign

"1. Federal heating aid exhausted in Boston area: Action for Boston Community Development, a nonprofit social service provider, said 18,000 families it served had exhausted their federal heating assistance benefits and appealed to the state for help." read more.

Heating assistance money exhausted in Boston area 

by Jack Newsham, The Boston Globe
Posted by ABCD Public Information 2/6/2015 Categories: LiHEAP LIHEAP Fuel Assistance Winter Emergency Campaign

"Action for Boston Community Development, a nonprofit social service provider, said 18,000 families it served had exhausted their federal heating assistance benefits and appealed to the state for help." read more. 

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