Fuel Assistance

If you qualify for fuel assistance (LIHEAP), we help pay your winter heating bill by working directly with vendors, and you can take advantage of many other services that are absolutely free. In addition to serving residents of Boston, Brookline and Newton, we serve the Mystic Valley cities and towns of Malden, Medford, Everett, Melrose, Stoneham, Winchester, Woburn.



Whether you’re new to ABCD and want to apply for fuel assistance; need home heating oil, kerosene, or propane; your heating system is not working, or you are a current fuel assistance customer needing information about your application CLICK HERE to contact us.


Who Qualifies?

applicants of the fuel assistance program getting help from counsellors

ABCD follows federal guidelines for LIHEAP  (the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) based on your annual income and how many people are in your family. The program is available to homeowners and renters even if you live in non-subsidized housing with heat included in your rent. Your gross family income must be at or below 60% of the Massachusetts median income.


ABCD will accept applications starting November 2, 2021We encourage you to apply now!


Learn more:

2020-2021 LIHEAP Eligibility Guidelines


ABCD fuel assistance is your gateway

When you qualify for LIHEAP, you gain access to our other energy related services including weatherization, heating system repairs, past-due bill reductions and resources to promote energy conservation and efficiency in your home. Go green!

Subsidized by the federal government’s LIHEAP program, ABCD’s home energy assistance program serves more than 24,000 low income, elderly and disabled residents each year in Boston, Brookline, Newton, Malden, Medford, Everett, Melrose, Stoneham, Winchester and Woburn.

You may be eligible for fuel assistance whether you are a homeowner or renter, even if you live in non-subsidized housing with heat included in your rent.

man fixing heating systems

Please return all correspondence to:

ABCD Fuel Assistance Program
178 Tremont Street, 4th floor
Boston, MA 02111


Heating Emergencies
In addition to contacting ABCD’s Energy Department, you can call:

The United Way: 800.231.4377 or simply dial 211
The Salvation Army: 617.542.5420


Energy & Fuel Resources

Fuel Assistance form translations: Chinese | Vietnamese | Haitian Creole | Spanish


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