Fuel Assistance

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.

Emergency Assistance
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.

Rental Assistance
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

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