Central Heating Improvement Program

MaineHousing’s Central Heating Improvement Program (CHIP) provides heating system repair and replacement services to low-income households. Priority is given to households that have no heat.

CHIP is administered by a network of local community action agencies, the same agencies that administer the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP).

In some instances, households may be required to provide a co-payment towards the overall expense.

Limited CHIP benefits of up to $400 may be available for rental properties occupied by HEAP-eligible tenants.


You may be eligible to receive CHIP assistance if:

  • Your household is eligible for HEAP.
  • Your home is in good structural condition.


Contact Information

Please refer to our agency contact list to apply for HEAP, CHIP, and more.

Find out more about our program to pay for furnace maintenance (cleaning, tuning, and evaluation).

For more information see the related documents or contact:

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(207) 626-4600 ext 57433

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