PACE is seeking candidates for its Board of Directors.
The not-for-profit organization offers a number of services for low-income families in New Bedford, and currently has three open spots for its March election.
Bruce Morrell, Executive Director of PACE, tells WBSM News that by federal statute, at least one-third of PACE's board seats must come from the low-income population, or be a representat
An additional $18 million in federal heating assistance funds have been released for lower income Massachusetts residents this winter.
The Massachusetts money was included in the nearly $454 million in additional assistance released to all states Thursday under the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.
Pace's Fuel Assistance program has just about spent all its money, but according to Director Bruce Morell many low income people are still calling and asking for vouchers to purchase heating oil.
Funding in the Federal Fuel Assistance program has been declining since 2008 and Morell is hoping the Governor and State lawmakers will step up........
Many resdients in New Bedford are hoping for mild temperatures the rest of the winter.
According to PACE Director Bruce Morrell, many low income residents have already received their maximum fuel assistance allotment of $1,100, and with the current price of heating oil, that amounts to a little more than one full tank of oil.