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How to join the seniors save program

How to join the seniors save program

We may be able to help you replace or repair your heating system. 

Step
1

Learn about the program

Mayor Martin J. Walsh re-launched the Seniors Save program to help seniors replace failing heating systems to ensure they are ready for the winter to come. 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.

Download the Application Package

Step
2

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:

AGENCY

NEIGHBORHOOD

Ecumenical Social Action Committee (ESAC)

Address: 214 Harvard St., Dorchester, MA 02124

Contact: Linda Morfin, 617-524-4820

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

United South End Settlements (USES)

Address: 566 Columbus Ave., Boston, MA 02118

Contact: Clara Garcia, 617-375-8163

Back Bay, Dorchester (02121), Fenway, Roxbury, and South End

Step
3

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 Court St., 9th Floor
Boston, MA 02108

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.

Step
4

Check on your application

To find out the status of your application, you can call us at the Boston Home Center at 617-635-HOME (4663).

Step
5

Complete your project and pay your loan

The Boston Home Center will help you through the grant and loan 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.

Our funding is part grant and part loan. You must pay the loan in full if you move, sell, refinance, or transfer the title of your home.

Need to Know:
ARE YOU ELIGIBLE?

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.

Contact:
Neighborhood Development
26 Court Street
8th, 9th, and 11th Floors
Boston, MA 02108-2501
United States