MASS. FAMILIES FACE HOME HEATING EMERGENCY, $30 MILLION SOUGHT
By Kaitlyn Budion
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JAN. 9, 2019......Human service activists and lawmakers rallied outside the State House Wednesday, calling for the state to help offset a cut in federal funding by allocating $30 million to help low-income families afford winter home heating bills.
Liz Berube of Fall River's Citizens for Citizens joined advocates and lawmakers, including Sen. Michael Rodrigues, Rep. Paul Donato, and Sen. Jo Comerford, to call for state funding for a low income heating program. [Photo: Kaitlyn Budion/SHNS]
Most of the 48,000 households in Massachusetts that heat with oil have used up their benefits or will do so by the end of January, according to the Massachusetts Association for Community Action, which said 160,000 households in Massachusetts are served under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.
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