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News Service Category: Energy

ABCD le ofrece ayuda al pagar sus facturas de calefacción

Con las frías temperaturas que están por llegar, hay muchas familias en la ciudad de Boston y zonas aledañas, que necesitaran ayuda al pagar sus facturas de calefacción. Es por eso que hoy en Encuentro Latino queremos contarles sobre un programa de la organización sin fines de lucro ABCD, que puede ayudarle a mantener sus hogares calientes durante este invierno….

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What to do if you need help with high energy costs this winter

Energy costs this winter are expected to rise, meaning you’ll likely pay more to heat your house or apartment. WBUR reporters Miriam Wasser and Yasmin Amer join us to talk about ways Massachusetts residents can apply for relief. LISTEN HERE


An ‘invisible’ crisis: Already behind on utility bills, many Americans face a tough winter

LONGMONT, Colo. — The temperature is dipping toward freezing Tuesday night and Toni Stark is getting worried about her rickety basement furnace holding out for another winter. Her plumber told her it will probably make it through, but at 99 years old, Stark isn’t taking anything for granted – whether that’s being able to keep the furnace running or remaining in her home as…

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ABCD on the Radio: Federal Heating Assistance Applications are Open


Energy prices are skyrocketing. Here’s how you can get financial help this winter

Whether you heat your home with gas, oil or electricity, your energy bills are going to be shocking this winter. Compared to this time last year, the price of fuel oil is up 72%, and for some utility customers the cost of electricity and natural gas are up 129% and 28.6%, respectively. … If you’re in a crisis and can’t wait that long, you should contact…

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Advocates concerned about low-income families, winter heating bills

BOSTON — Many families across Massachusetts are worried they won’t be able to keep up with sky-rocketing energy prices this winter. The Low Income Energy Home Assistance Program, also known as Fuel Assistance, offers help to eligible households in paying a portion of winter heating bills. There is no application fee and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources said free…

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Skyrocketing heating costs have people asking for help

CANTON, Mass. — Home heating prices are skyrocketing as we approach the winter months. Several groups are working to step up their efforts to help people afford their heating bills. The social workers at the Salvation Army say they are seeing a different type of clientele this year: people who have never asked for help before. Inflation apparently is putting more…

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New Fuel Assistance Applications Accepted

November 1, 2022 ABCD urges Greater Boston residents to confirm their eligibility. More families may qualify for help with fuel costs than what may be realized! WHAT:            ABCD is accepting new applications for Fuel Assistance. Electric and gas prices have recently skyrocketed, along with inflation. Families at most income levels are struggling to keep up…

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Mass. Fuel Assistance Program Looking To Help Residents Pay High Heat Bills

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Heating bills here in The Commonwealth will likely be going up this winter, but the Massachusetts Fuel Assistance Program is looking to help shoulder some of that burden. The program, formally known as the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, helps people under a certain income by giving them money to help pay a portion of…

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Heating Worries Mount Amid Growing Costs

This week, a gallon of home heating oil in Massachusetts sold on average for $5.71 a gallon. Last year at this time, it was $3.30 a gallon – that’s a 73% increase “It’s a very, very high bill.” Shirlee Thurston’s latest heating oil bill is a frightening prospect only weeks before Halloween and the arrival of the winter months. “Close…

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