City of Cambridge Fuel Assistance Program/DHSP

Filed Under: Emergency Assistance
51 Inman Street
Cambridge, ma 02149
Phone: 617-665-6234

Serving both the cities of Cambridge and Somerville, the Fuel Assistance Program assists low-income households with winter heating costs incurred between November 1 and April 30. Eligibility for the program is determined by gross household income that falls within the Federal Poverty guidelines.
The Fuel Assistance Program notifies and pays heating vendors directly for program participants that pay out of pocket for their heating costs. Program participants whose heat is included in their rent could be eligible to receive a payment, made directly to them, for the “heat” portion of their rent.

Service hours

Monday 8:30am - 8:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Friday 8:30am - 12:00pm

Requirements & Restrictions

Must meet certain household income guidelines to be eligible.


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Last updated January 10, 2023


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