MASSCAP to launch annual Heating Help Campaign

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MASSCAP will launch its annual statewide Heating Help Awareness campaign in November.

According to MASSCAP Spokesperson Lisa Clay, the statewide awareness campaign is a partnership with the Citizens for Citizens and the Massachusetts network of Community Action Agencies.

Clay said the campaign highlights the fact that low income families and individuals can receive home heating help including fuel assistance and energy efficiency programs. 

Starting in November and going through the winter months the Heating Help billboards will be in more than 70 locations around the state.

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program is a federal program that helps up to 160,000 low income households address energy costs each year.

Clay said the Federal Energy Information Administration projected  an 18 percent increase in fuel oil heating costs and a 5 percent rise in natural gas heating costs, even if temperatures are the same as they were last year.

To find out if you’re eligible for Fuel Assistance, where to apply for the program, and other programs available you can go to masscap.com.

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