The 2018-2019 Fuel Assistance Program is here!
SEIU Local 888-City of Boston Housing Trust Fund offers fuel assistance to qualified members with a yearly income of less than or equal to $56,800 during the 2018-2019 heating season on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Applications will be available beginning November 1, 2018 and can be downloaded through the Local 888 Member Portal at www.seiu888.org/mp.
Don’t forget the Housing Trust Fund also offers other programs to qualified members to assist in maintaining residency in the City of Boston.
Aids members suffering a housing-related emergency, such as loss of income to spouse, illness, death of spouse/partner wage earner, or unanticipated home repair. Qualified members may receive up to a maximum of $5,000 to help pay for housing-related emergencies. Awards consist of a grant portion of a maximum of $2,500 and a 0% interest loan up to a maximum of $2,500.
Home Ownership Benefit
Supports members with purchasing their first home within the City of Boston. Qualified members who are first-time home buyers may receive a 0% interest deferred loan of $10,000 to assist with the costs of purchasing a home within the City of Boston.
Home Improvement Assistance
Assists with housing related home improvements. Qualified members may receive up to a maximum of $5,000 to assist in the costs of housing-related home improvements. All home improvement awards will be in the form of a 0% interest loan.
Assists members with first, last, and security deposit when renting a new apartment within the City of Boston as well as moving expenses and/or outstanding utility bills. Qualified members may receive up to a maximum of $5,000 to help pay for securing a new apartment in the City of Boston. Awards consist of a grant portion of a maximum of $2,500 and a 0% interest loan up to a maximum of $2,500.
TO APPLY FOR FUEL ASSISTANCE LOGIN TO MEMBER PORTAL
Access Local 888 Member Portal:
Access your new Member Portal at www.seiu888.org/mp with the user name and password sent to you via email
Request Access to the Member Portal:
Request your username and password at www.seiu888.org/mp-access
What’s the Member Portal?
A web-based membership database where you can securely:
- Access an electronic membership application form
- Update your contact information
- Print your membership card
- Print your contract and/or other chapter specific documents
- Read Local 888’s Executive Board minutes