Income Eligible Programs

Depending on your household income, you could save money with no-cost energy efficiency programs to reduce your energy costs.

The Sponsors of Mass Save® have partnered with the Massachusetts Community Action Program Agencies and Low-Income Energy Affordability Network (LEAN) to help eligible Massachusetts’ residents lower their monthly energy bills and upgrade their homes to be more comfortable, at no cost.

If you live in a single family home or 2-4 unit apartment building, and you meet the annual household income requirements in the chart below, you may qualify for no-cost upgrades including:

  • Replacement of your heating system
  • Installation of additional attic, wall, and basement insulation
  • Air sealing of the drafty areas of your home
  • Replacement appliances including refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, window air conditioners, and/or clothes washers if your current appliances are inefficient
  • A programmable thermostat
  • LED energy saving light bulbs
  • Water-saving faucet aerators and showerheads
  • Advanced power strips

The first step is to schedule a no-cost, remote Home Energy Assessment. To get started, contact Mass Save® at 1-866-537-7267 and select Option 2 or contact your local Community Action Program using our “Find a Community Action Program” tool below. You will be given a date and time for your upcoming remote home energy assessment over the phone.

Find a Community Action Program

How do I get started? Find contact information and services by zip code

 

What About 5+ Unit Apartment Buildings?

Similar energy efficiency services and products are also available to multifamily properties with 5 or more units where 50% or more of the tenants are at the designated income eligible levels listed below. These properties are served through the Income Eligible Multifamily Retrofit Program

Landlords or property managers can apply online through the LEAN Multifamily Program website, or call 1-617-348-6425 to learn more.

 

Do I Qualify for Income Eligible Programs?

You may qualify for the Income Eligible Program if your household income is at or below the designated income levels listed in the following chart.

Number of Household Members Annual Household Income effective 10/1/20 - 9/31/21
1 Up to $39,105
2 Up to $51,137
3 Up to $63,169
4 Up to $75,301
5 Up to $87,233
6 Up to $99,265
7 Up to $101,521
8 Up to $103,777
9 Up to $106,033

 

Additional Programs:

  • Fuel Assistance: Fuel Assistance, also known as the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), provides eligible households with help paying a portion of winter heating bills through grants from the federal government. To find out if you’re eligible and apply, contact your local Fuel Assistance Agency, which you can find on the MASSCAP website. If you have any questions about the HEAP program, please call the Massachusetts Heat Line toll-free at 1-800-632-8175.
  • Utility Discount Rates: Discounted rates that lower your actual charges for your energy usage may be available. If you qualify for Fuel Assistance/HEAP or another income verified program from the list below, you will be referred to your local natural gas or electric utility for a discount on your utility bills.
    • Emergency Aid to the Elderly, Disabled, and Children (EAEDC)
    • Food Stamps/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
    • Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program
    • Head Start
    • Mass Health
    • National School Lunch Program
    • Public Housing
    • School Breakfast Program
    • Supplemental Security Program
    • Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC)
    • Veterans Programs (Chapter 115 Benefits)
    • Veterans Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) Surviving Parent
    • Veterans Affairs Non-Service Connected Pension (VANSCP)
  • Payment Plans or Arrearage Management Programs: Massachusetts natural gas and electric utility providers will work with customers on overdue portions of their bill. Payment plans are available. Some past due balances over a certain amount are forgiven if the customer adheres to a structured payment plan. If you have questions, please contact your gas or electric utility provider directly.

 

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For More Information:

Read our Energy Assistance Programs for Income Eligible Residents Brochure in the language of your choice: