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Stay Warm for the Winter: Somerville Community Invited to Learn More About Financial Assistance Available for Home Heating Costs

Information Session and Registration Event Thursday, November 16, 4 - 7 p.m.

Help with home heating costs is available for eligible persons. Mayor Katjana Ballantyne, the City of Somerville Health and Human Services (HHS) Department, and the Cambridge Fuel Assistance Program invite Somerville and Cambridge community members to learn more about financial assistance available to help with home heating costs this winter. 

The program helps low-income residents in Cambridge and Somerville pay their winter heating bills between November 1 and April 30. Renters and homeowners in both cities are eligible if they meet federal income guidelines. Eligible persons may also submit an application for the heating assistance program while at the event. 

The information session and registration event hosted by HHS will be held on Thursday, November 16, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Somerville Center for Adult Learning Experience (SCALE at 167 Holland St.). 

Attendees are asked to bring the following documents if they are interested in starting an application:

  • Photo identification
  • List of all household members
  • Proof of income
  • Information on your heating bills
  • An active lease or mortgage statement

Eligibility Requirements

This program is for residents with household incomes, before taxes, of less than 60 percent of the state median income. 

The most recent income levels are as follows:

Household Size

60% of Estimated State Median Income


















To learn more about the Fuel Assistance Program, go to or call (617) 349-6252 x 02139. To submit an application online, please visit


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