Last Updated on April 27, 2022 by Anne-Sophie Reinhardt
Massachusetts provides many different assistance programs to single parents living in the state.
Assistance for single parents in Massachusetts
MassSAVE program offers the HEAT loan program which provides households with 0% financing for home improvements. Call 866-527-SAVE (7283) or visit their website if you want to apply for help and reduce your home energy consumption and your utility bills.
EnergyBucks, with the help of utility companies and The Massachusetts Association for Community Action (MASSCAP), provides discounts on eligible single mothers and families’ monthly utility bills. Visit their website to know the eligibility criteria and to apply for help.
Massachusetts Good Neighbor Energy Fund
Massachusetts Good Neighbor Energy Fund provides low-income and average-income single mothers and families, who did not qualify for other government assistance, assistance for their utility bills. Call 339-502-5900 or visit their website to know more information about the program.
Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC)
Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC) provides cash assistance to pregnant women and families. Visit this website to see more assistance program for single mothers.
Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT)
Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT) helps eligible single mothers and families with rent assistance, moving costs, security deposit, and first or last month’s rent. Visit the website to know the eligibility criteria.
Citizens Energy Oil Heat Program
Citizens Energy Oil Heat Program provides heating oil for single mothers and families during heating seasons. Call 1-877-JOE-4-OIL or visit their website to apply.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides single mothers and families with their utility bills. They also provide weatherization programs to help reduce energy consumption of households. Call 617-573-1400 or visit their website to know the eligibility criteria or apply.
Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program (MRVP)
Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program (MRVP) offers public rent assistance that vary depending on your household size and family income. Household income should exceed 50% of the Area Median Income in order to be eligible. Call (617) 573-1150 or visit their website to know the full eligibility criteria and to apply.