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Energy, Food, Housing

Emergency Furnace & Boiler Repair

We Can Help Repair Your Furnace or Boiler

If you’ve qualified for Energy Assistance and encounter furnace or boiler issues, Community Action may be able to help you out. Each year, we assist more than 400 clients with mechanical “no heat” situations during a heating season. 

If you are an Energy Assistance eligible homeowner and are without heat or have an unsafe heating system, you may qualify for a system evaluation by a trained heating technician. After you’ve received an in-home evaluation, repair or replacement of the system may be necessary. In some cases, we make referrals to other agencies who may be able to help you.

Funding is available in late October or early November and will last until resources are spent. 

Before contacting a furnace professional, email us at or call us at 651-645-6470.

Am I Eligible?

To be eligible for Emergency Furnace and Boiler Repair, you must first apply to our Energy Assistance service. 

Household eligibility for Energy Assistance changes year to year. To see if you qualify, consult the 2021-2022 Eligibility Guidelines table below:

Household Size 3-Month Gross Household Income Gross Annual Income

1 $8,809 $35,2377

2 $11,520 $46,080

3 $14,230 $56,922

4 $16,941 $67,765

5 $19,651 $78,607

6 $22,362 $89,450

Based on 60% of State Median Income or 110% of Poverty, whichever is greater. For larger household guidelines visit here.

How Do I Apply?

To apply for Emergency Furnace and Boiler Repair, you must apply for our Energy Assistance service. 

You can apply in-person at the Community Action Building, call us at 651-645-6470, or download this year’s application here:

Our Impact This Year

  • People Who Received Utility Bill Assistance


  • Children Enrolled in Head Start & Early Head Start


  • People Whose Utility Bills Were Lowered Through Home Weatherization


  • Workers Provided with Transportation Support Including Vehicle Loans, Repair Grants, and Transit Passes


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