Economic Health

Community Services 

The Community Services Coordinator provides comprehensive professional social services to town residents under the age of 60. Information and referral resources are provided in conjunction with local, state and federal programs. Confidential assistance is provided in the following categories:


Laura Ducharme, Community Resources Coordinator
(978) 929-6651

30 Sudbury Road, Rear
Acton, MA 01720
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Tax Relief

You may be eligible for tax relief. Find out about available programs which may reduce your tax bill. Application forms are online and at the Assessor's Office. Please contact the Assessor's Office with any questions or to request assistance with your application. Phone: 978-929-6621 Email:

Senior Work Program

A number of Massachusetts communities including Acton assist senior citizens in paying their local property taxes with “work” programs. Qualified seniors work on assignments with a variety of Town Departments for varying lengths of time to offset some of their taxes. Call Human Resources at 978-929-6613 for more information, check out their website or fill out the Application for Senior Work Program


Acton Housing Authority

The Acton Housing Authority (AHA) provides affordable rental housing units in the Town of Acton and rental assistance in the form of subsidies to low-income individuals and families so that they can rent housing in the private market. Find out more.

South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC) administers many housing and homelessness programs through their Housing and Consumer Education Center. Walk-ins welcome or call 508-872-4853 to schedule an appointment.  

Fuel Assistance Program

Low Income Heat Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a government sponsored program that administered by SMOC in Framingham. Residents must have income below 60% of the state median income level.  Find out more.

The Good Neighbor Energy Fund is sponsored through the Salvation Army. This program assists households with incomes within 60-80% of the state median income and not otherwise eligible for other fuel assistance programs. 

To inquire about eligibility for either of these programs or to schedule an appointment, contact  the Community Services office at (978) 929-6651 or email