Policy & Research
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.