Help exists for thousands of MA families behind on utility bills

“When I was working, I could make bills meet. But since I retired, it’s a little difficult right now,” said Arthur Cain of Mattapan.

And with the rising cost of utilities, it’s not getting any easier for the 83-year-old who’s on a fixed income and was falling behind on his electric bill.

“It has run up to $600,” Cain said. “But since then, I’ve been sending in $200 a month on the bill. And I got it down to like $100 now.”

Cain found help through a community action agency, ABCD. But, he’s just one of the thousands of Massachusetts residents behind on utility bills.