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Places of Worship
Housing & Shelter Resources
- If you need housing assistance call:
The Housing Authorities
Housing for income eligible or elderly families, and rental assistance in private housing.
Gloucester, 259 Washington St, 978-281-4770
Rockport, 13 Millbrook Park, 978-546-3181
Essex, Chebacco Terrace, 978-768-6821
Manchester, The Plains, 978-526-1850
The Department of Transitional Assistance
Located at 35 Congress St, Salem.
Catholic Charities of Gloucester
Located at 74 Pleasant Street, Gloucester
Provides the following services: limited financial assistance for rents/mortgages, utilities and prescriptions; temporary shelter; food, community counseling, support groups, home outreach, adoption services, psychological services, office training, and young fathers program.
North Shore Community Action Programs
Located at 98 Main St, Peabody
Services include Housing Assistance, HIV/AIDS housing advocacy, Fuel Assistance, Energy Conservation, Adult basic education, Transition to Work, Home Care, Legal Assistance, and emergency shelter.
Action Home Loans 978-283-7874
Wellspring Housing Rental
There are three Gloucester properties which consti- tute Wellspring’s low-income rental housing and provides homes for very low-income people.
- If you need help with other housing costs call:
Action Energy Program
To help lower the costs of your energy bill.
For home insulation and winterization, designed to keep the heat in your home. If you are a Fuel Assistance client, your home falls within the guidelines and you may qualify for this program. You may be a homeowner or renter to be eligible.
Action Appliance Management Program
If you have lived in your home for one year, have an R-2 rating on your bill, and use more than 10 KWH per day, you may be eligible for this program. If your refrigerator or freezer is a high energy guzzler, it may be replaced for free. Waterbed mattresses may be replaced for free. You may receive energy saving light bulbs and water conservation devices as well as information on how to save on your electric bill.
An emergency program to help homeowners who meet the income guidelines, with fuel assistance, repairing or replacing heating systems.
Action Keyspan Gas Program
A weatherization program for those who heat with Keyspan Gas. You must be receiving the Keyspan Gas Financial Discount Heating Rate on your bill to be eligible.
For help heating your home.
Fuel assistance clients will receive a discount on their oil usage until their fuel assistance benefits are exhausted.
- If you need emergency shelter...
The Shelter Commission
Call to access resources for services and housing.
Department of Transitional Assistance
Located at 302 Essex Ave, Gloucester
Action Homeless Shelter
Hours of operation are 5 pm to 8 am, seven days a week, 365 days per year