Fuel Assistance / Home Heating

 

IMPORTANT UPDATE (COVID-19)

ATTENTION FUEL/HOME ENERGY CLIENTS: 

January 4th 2022

Due to a sharp rise in Covid cases we can no longer provide in-person office services until further notice.

If you have an in-person appointment scheduled, this meeting will now take place over the phone.

You will receive a call at your scheduled appointment time. Questions? 781.309.5639

If you need to check the status of your application or payments, please use our 24 hour hotline at 781.581.7220 Ext: 340

Visit back for updated information or to access the online application portal below. Thanks for your patience!

 

What is Home Energy 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).

Home Energy Assistance runs from November 1, 2021 through April 30, 2022.

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 assistance.

How to Apply

New applicants can call 781.581.7220 to schedule a telephone intake appointment.

Click: toapply.org/LEO to use the online application portal.

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 free of charge.
  • Email: Send to fuel@leoinc.org

When to Apply

Now! 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.

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. 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). 2021-2022 income guidelines below.

 

households received help paying for heat

2,687

of households included an individual with a disability

42%

of households included a senior citizen

39%