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How BCAC Can Help During COVID-19

Due to Governor Baker’s new emergency measures announced on March 15th, and out of an abundance of caution related to COVID-19. BCAC office doors are closed to the public but our staff are here to assist you! Call (413) 445-4503 for Pittsfield/ South and (413) 663-3014 for North. A downloadable flyer can be found here.

How BCAC can help you during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak: 

  1. Fuel Assistance can assist with home heating bills. The income eligibility is determined by the last 30 days of income. If you were recently laid off, or experience a business slow down – Apply now!!  Deadline for all applications are April 30th, staff are taking applications now and will ask for proof of income in 30 days.

     

    For example a single person earning less than $3,071 for the last 30 days will qualify for this benefit. Even if they have been current with their utility payments, BCAC will pay the utility company which will generate a credit which can be utilized to reduce their bills for the next several months. An additional economic benefit is that if someone qualifies for fuel assistance, their electric bill will be reduced by 27-36% for the whole year moving forward!

     

  2. Save $ on your Electric Bill – If you qualify for fuel assistance, your electric bill will be reduced by 27-36% for the whole year moving forward!
  3. Loan ProgramsWe have extended the terms on our Emergency Loans. You can borrow up to $500 with the extended repayment term of one year. No payments will be required for the first 6 months

  4. FREE VITA tax preparation – We will continue serving VITA clients but without face to face interviews. Clients will be instructed to drop off paperwork in and will be notified when to come in to sign their returns. More information can be found by clicking here.

Call (413) 445-4503 for Pittsfield/ South

(413) 663-3014 for North

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