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File Your Taxes For Free And Receive A Bigger Refund 

by Yadires Nova-Salcedo, Centro on WBZ Channel 4
Posted by ABCD Public Information 1/30/2015 Categories: ABCD Earned Income Tax Credit, VITA program Tax Assistance

"Tax season is here! Now before you file your taxes, we want to give you some important information you should know about!" read more.

Olympics offer opportunities for city’s low-income people and neighborhoods  

by John J. Drew
Posted by ABCD Public Information 1/28/2015 Categories: ABCD Boston Olympics 2024 LIHEAP Fuel Assistance

"Supporters of “No Boston Olympics,” the group opposing the games in Boston, say going for the gold will cost too much and channel resources away from community development and anti-poverty initiatives." read more.

Massachusetts gets another $13 million in home heating assistance 

by Jack Newsham, The Boston Globe
Posted by ABCD Public Information 1/27/2015 Categories: LIHEAP Fuel Assistance

"Low-income Massachusetts residents have another $13 million in home heating help coming their way.

The federal Department of Health and Human Services said last week that it would be providing a second allotment of funding to states of $300 million, on top of the $3 billion it awarded in October." read more.

ABCD takes over heating assistance in Greater Malden 

by John Laidler, The Boston Globe North
Posted by ABCD Public Information 1/25/2015 Categories: ABCD Fuel Assistance

"A Boston antipoverty agency is inviting residents from seven area communities to apply for fuel assistance this winter." read more.

Secretary Lew Visits a Boston VITA Center 

by Macey Matthews, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Posted by ABCD Public Information 1/24/2015 Categories: Earned Income Tax Credit, VITA program Tax Assistance

"Secretary Jacob J. Lew visited the Central Office of Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) to see firsthand the work they are doing to help the community prepare for the upcoming tax season." read more.

Plan: Let ABCD run Dorchester Academy in revamp bid 

By Lauren Dezenski, Dorchester Reporter
Posted by ABCD Public Information 1/23/2015 Categories: ABCD Dorchester Academy

"In an effort to turn around failing Dorchester Academy, Boston Public Schools and Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) are mulling a partnership that, if approved by the state this spring, would transform the Fields Corner school beginning in September." read more.

Participation in ‘workfare’ fell sharply in Mass., study finds 

by Megan Woolhouse, The Boston Globe
Posted by ABCD Public Information 1/23/2015 Categories: ABCD

"Massachusetts has the nation’s lowest participation of welfare recipients working to receive their benefits, undermining one of the key reforms that was intended to move people from public assistance to self-sufficiency, according to a study to be released Thursday by a conservative Beacon Hill think tank." read more.

Falling heating oil prices boosting New England economy 

by Staff and Wire Services, The Boston Globe
Posted by ABCD Public Information 1/20/2015 Categories: LIHEAP Fuel Assistance

"New England, which relies more heavily on heating oil than any other region, is getting a windfall from the big drop in petroleum prices. This year, families using oil to heat their homes can expect savings of $1,200 to $1,500, on average, from lower heating oil and gasoline prices." read more.

National Grid Foundation Increases Heating Assistance Funds to Support Even More Families 

by United Way
Posted by ABCD Public Information 1/17/2015 Categories: LIHEAP Fuel Assistance Winter Emergency Campaign

"National Grid Foundation celebrates giving more than $1 million over 10 years to United Way partners; 2015 grant awards $150,000 to meet rising need in local communities." read more.

Prospects unclear for TRI-Cap 

by Nathan Lamb, Wicked Local Wakefield
Posted by ABCD Public Information 1/14/2015 Categories: ABCD

"Faced with potentially insurmountable financial difficulties, a Malden-based non-profit is drastically downsizing its poverty relief efforts." read more. 

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