Utility Bill Assistance: DHSP Fuel Assistance

By DHSP Fuel Assistance

We assists low-income households from the City of Cambridge and Somerville with winter heating costs incurred.

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This program runs during the school year.
Monday through Friday. Morning and Afternoon.

You can apply for Fuel Assistance November 1st - April 30th. You can apply up to May 10th for retroactive support.

Ages: Adults.

Any resident of Cambridge or Somerville who pays a heating bill may apply to the Fuel Assistance Program.

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Fuel Assistance Program

To participate in the Fuel Assistance Program, call 617-665-6234 and leave a message. A staff person will return your call as soon as possible.

Registration required

  • Sign-up is ongoing

Click here for the DHSP Fuel Assistance Application!

The final date to sign up varies year to year, please check our website. To learn more about the Fuel Assistance Program: click here. 


This program will help provide qualified applicants with a benefit amount to reduce their heating bills.


The program serves people at their homes or wherever it is needed or online.

  • Both in-person and virtual (online or over the phone).

We will work with you remotely to find the easiest way to submit an application. Please contact us by phone and leave a message.

Additional information

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.

If your household has had a change in income or household size since you completed your application, you may request another review your application’s previous decision of eligibility (amount of assistance) or ineligibility.