We may be able to help you replace or repair your heating system.
Learn about the program
The Seniors Save program helps seniors replace failing heating systems to ensure they are ready for winter. We encourage you to apply if you're over the age of 60 and need help replacing your heating system. We offer financial and contractor help.
For more information please see the application packet or contact us directly by phone.
Get in touch with us
The Boston Home Center works with several neighborhood agencies that will assist you with applying for minor to larger repairs for your home.
You can contact one of the following neighborhood agencies nearest you for help with your Seniors Save application:
Ecumenical Social Action Committee (ESAC)
Address: 434 Jamaicaway, Jamaica Plain, 02130
Contact: Kim Pressey, 617-524-2555
Allston-Brighton, Jamaica Plain, Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale, and West Roxbury
Kit Clark Senior Center
Address: 1500 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, MA 02122
Contact: Leo Moss, 617-533-9141
Dorchester (02122, 02124, 02125), and South Boston
Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH)
Address: 143 Border St., Boston, MA 02128
Contact: Anthony D’Andrea, 617-418-8265
Charlestown, East Boston North End, and West End
Tenants Development Corporation (TDC)
Address: 566 Columbus Ave., Boston, MA 02118
Contact: Maria DePina, 857-362-0287
Back Bay, Dorchester (02121), Fenway, Roxbury, and South End
Mail us your application
Your neighborhood agency will help you complete the application and gather the documents needed for the City to verify your program eligibility. Your agency coordinator will send your completed application and forms to:
The Boston Home Center
26 Central Ave
Hyde Park, MA 02136
A Boston Home Center Project Manager will contact you and a Construction Specialist will schedule a visit to your home to inspect your heating system and determine costs to fix it.
Check on your application
Complete your project and pay your loan
The Boston Home Center will help you through the process. Once you are approved for funding, we will set up the repair work on your home and make sure it is inspected when the job is finished.
Most repairs will be fully covered by the grant. If you access the 0% deferred loan, you must pay it in full if you move, sell, refinance, or transfer the title of your home.
Our funding is part grant and, if necessary, part loan. You must pay the loan in full if you move, sell, refinance, or transfer the title of your home.
You can get a Senior Home Repair loan if you:
- are at least 60 years old
- own and live in a one-to-four-family home in Boston
- are current on your property tax payments
- are current on payments to the Boston Water and Sewer Commission, and
- have a household income that’s not more than 80 percent of the Area Median Income. If you live in a multi-family home, at least 50 percent of the residents must be low or moderate income.
For information on other resources for senior homeowners, please visit the seniors section of our buying and owning a home guide.
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