Valley Opportunity Council is Now Providing Fuel Assistance to Springfield Residents

Valley Opportunity Council ahora brinda asistencia de calefacción a los residentes de Springfield

Fuel Assistance to Springfield Residents

Fuel applications are now available for the coming heating season

All applications have been mailed to existing participants (with the exception of heat included).

Learn if you qualify:


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Household Size compared to Maximum Annual Gross Income
  • 1 Person Household: $42,411
  • 2 Person Household: $55,461
  • 3 Person Household: $68,511
  • 4 Person Household: $81,561
  • 5 Person Household: $94,610
  • 6 Person Household: $107,660
  • 7 Person Household: $110,107
  • 8 Person Household: $112,554
  • 9 Person Household: $115,001
  • 10 Person Household: $117,448
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Eligibility
  • Applicants must reside in Hampden County 
  • Household income cannot exceed 60% of the Estimated State Median Income
  • Those who have heat included in their rent and meet income and residence eligibility may be eligible to receive a subsidy for a portion of their monthly income from November to April
  • Those who have heat included in their rent and have a subsidy must pay over 30% of their income towards rent in order to be eligible
  • Those who live in public housing are not eligible (are already state or federally aided)
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Over income for fuel assistance but still need help?

You may be eligible for Mass Save’s Moderate Income Assistance Program.  If you qualify for this program you may be eligible for enhanced rebates and incentives on insulation and other energy efficiency appliances to help save energy and money.  The chart below lists the income eligibility range, by number of people per household. 

  • 1 person: $42,412 – $56,548
  • 2 people: $55,462 – $73,948
  • 3 people: $68,512– $91,348
  • 4 people: $81,562 – $108,748
  • 5 people: $94,611 – $126,147
  • 6 people $107,661 – $143,547
  • 7 people $110,108 – $146,809

The first step is to call Mass Save, 1-866-527-7283, for a free home energy audit.  Once you've had your audit, and received your site ID number, you can apply for the Moderate Income Assistance Program by following this link: 

Mass Save Moderate Income Assistance Application


Springfield Fuel Assistance Location:

555 State Street
(Located near the intersection of State and Oak streets, and near Springfield Technical Community College)

Announcing our second springfield location
Opening November 21

2460 Main Street

About

Fuel Assistance (also known as the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) helps eligible households challenged by the high cost of home heating fuel pay a portion of their winter heating bills. This program provides assistance through a fixed benefit amount for the cost of the primary source of heat, which includes, but is not limited to:

  • Oil
  • Electricity
  • Natural Gas
  • Propane
  • Kerosene
  • Wood
  • Wood Pellets
  • Coal

Established in 1972, VOC has been providing fuel assistance to families in all communities in Hampden County, except Springfield, for many years.