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Utility Bill Assistance: DHSP Fuel Assistance

By Department of Human Service Programs (DHSP) and DHSP Fuel Assistance

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We assists low-income households from the City of Cambridge and Somerville with winter heating costs incurred. Due to COVID-19, we have extended our support until the end of May!

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

DHSP Fuel Assistance generally runs November 1st  through April 30th

To participate in the Fuel Assistance Program, call 617-349-6252 and leave a message. A staff person will return your call as soon as possible.


Fuel Assistance Program

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.


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

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

For whom

Ages Young Adult to Senior Adult.

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


This program will help provide qualified applicants with money to reduce their heating bills.

Last updated अक्टोबर 5, 2020.

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