Fuel assistance available through SMOC program

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Applications are being accepted for the home heating fuel assistance program through SMOC (South Middlesex Opportunity Council).

The program runs from November to April, and is available to all households in Hopkinton if the total household income falls within certain guidelines. A household of one qualifies for assistance with an income up to $39,105, a household of two qualifies with an income up to $51,137, etc.

Those potentially eligible for assistance includes people who heat with natural gas, oil, propane, electricity, wood, coal or pellets, as well as individuals whose heat is included in their rent.

For more information or to receive assistance applying for assistance, call the Senior Center Outreach Department at 508-497-9730 and ask for Kim or Julia (they will help any resident, not just seniors). Due to health and safety concerns, no walk-ins are accepted — only prescheduled appointments.

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