Heating Program Cuts Threaten Tens of Thousands in the Bay State

Action for Community Development (ABCD) in Boston urges eligible renters and homeowners across the state to apply for heating assistance while social service agencies advocate for  additional funding.

Find out more in this short news clip by WCVB-TV (ABC Boston affiliate).


Solar Panels at the Woburn Housing Authority Senior Housing Complex

Check out a video of the ribbon-cutting ceremony! 


Massachusetts beats out California for energy efficiency

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) named Massachusetts the number one energy efficiency state in the U.S. This is the first time MA has topped the chart. Congratulations to our great state, and to Community Action Agencies committed to helping households save energy and money through weatherization.

Read more about it!

Home Heating Oil In Mass. Could Cost $200 More This Winter

Expected steep increases in home heating oil prices in New England coupled with budget cuts for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program participants could be a “perfect storm” for the 2011-2012 heating season.

Clients and officials from  Tri-City Community Action Program in Malden and Action for Boston Community Development are  concerned.

WBZ-TV’s Bill Shields (CBS Boston affiliate) has the full story.

Ribbon-cutting event celebrates completion of solar project

Read about it on Boston.com!

Woburn, MA, October 13, 2011 ~ An event held Thursday, October 13 at the Woburn Housing Authority’s senior housing building celebrated the completion of a solar energy project managed by Action for Boston Community Development in Boston and Action, Inc. in Gloucester.

New solar panels are talk of the town in Woburn

Read about it in the Daily Times Chronicle!

Woburn, MA, October 11, 2011 ~ The Daily Times Chronicle published a story highlighting new solar panels at the Woburn Housing Authority’s 100-unit senior housing building. The project, which will reduce the building’s hot water bill by 50%, was managed by two Community Action Agencies: ABCD in Boston and Action, Inc. in Gloucester.

Weatherizing Homes Gives Attleboro Families a Warm Feeling

Self-Help, Inc. is helping income-eligible families button up their homes through insulation, window replacements and sealing air leaks. The work is made possible through the Commonwealth’s  Weatherization Assistance Program and federal stimulus money.

The Sun Chronicle recently visited some beneficiaries of the program in Attleboro. Read the story: http://www.thesunchronicle.com/articles/2011/08/18/news/10042276.txt