Fuel Assistance / Home Heating

LEO is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 Fuel Assistance program (11/01/2020-04/30/2021).

 

What is Fuel Assistance?

LEO provides assistance to income-eligible households in Lynn, Lynnfield, Nahant, Saugus, Swampscott, and Wakefield to help pay for heating costs, regardless of heating source (gas, oil, electric, heat-included rentals). Fuel Assistance runs from November 1, 2020 through April 30, 2021. Households with heat included in rent and a rental subsidy where the monthly rent is equal to or less than 30% of the gross household income are ineligible for fuel assistance payments.

 

How to Apply

New applicants can call 781.309.5639 to schedule a telephone intake appointment.

Returning applicants should submit their recertification paperwork directly to LEO.

Documents can be submitted by:

  • Mail: Fuel Assistance, LEO Inc.,156 Broad St, Lynn, MA 01901
  • Drop-off: Gray drop-box is accessible in the first-floor hallway of our Broad Street offices from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. A photocopier is available for client use.
  • Email: Send to fuel@leoinc.org

 

When to Apply

Applications are currently being accepted.

 

Call-In Hours

LEO staff are available to answer questions from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, by phone (781.581.7220) or email (fuel@leoinc.org). Due to COVID-19, we are not seeing clients in person.

Evening intake hours are available by appointment. Call 781.309.5639 to schedule an evening phone appointment.

 

Income Eligibility

Households with gross annual incomes below 60% of the estimated state median income may be eligible for Fuel Assistance

Number of Household Members Yearly Household Income (60%SMI) Monthly Household Income
1 $ 39,105 $3,258
2 $ 51,137 $4,261
3 $ 63,169 $5,264
4 $ 75,201 $6,266
5 $ 87,233 $7,269
6 $ 99,265 $8,272

 

Through LEO’s home heating fuel assistance department, the agency worked with more than 3,000 households to ensure that residents on low or fixed incomes were not endangered by New England’s frigid winters.

 

Of the households receiving fuel assistance:

households received help paying for heat

2,687

of households included an individual with a disability

42%

of households included a senior citizen

39%

Eligibility is based on family size and income of all members of the household, according to the guidelines set by Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP).