Tri-City Community Action Program is the anti-poverty agency for Malden, Medford, Everett and surrounding towns. Our goal is to build strong communities where everyone can meet their basic needs, advance economically, and fulfill their potential. Join us in building a stronger and more just world for all!
TRI-CAP Head Start Registration for 2014-2015 School Year
Head Start is a FREE pre-school program. If your child is between the ages of 3-5* and you meet federal income guidelines, are homeless, or receive SSI or TAFDC, you could be eligible!
*Children must be at least 3 years old by August 31 to be eligible for the 2014-2015 school year.
2014 Federal Income Guidelines
|Family Size||Annual Gross Income||
|Annual Gross Income|
Family of 2:
|Less than $15,730||
Family of 3:
|Less than $19,790|
Family of 4:
|Less than $23,850||
Family of 5:
|Less than $27,910|
If you think you might be eligible, please bring copies of the following documents to a registration sites listed below. Unfortunately, incomplete applications will not be accepted. READ MORE…….. APRENDER MÁS ………
Free Tax Preparation for Low-Income Residents
- Earn less than $51,000 in 2013?
- Work for yourself (self-employed)?
- Work for an employer who provides you with a W-2?
- Work as a contractor (under a 1099), or no paperwork (cash basis)?
- Receive a pension or other retirement payments
- Receive bank or other interest income?
- Pay student loans for yourself or your children?
- Win the lottery, or receive income that might be taxable?
- Have some other reason to pay income taxes?
We May be able to Prepare Your Federal and Mass Taxes – for FREE!
Our IRS certified volunteers will prepare your return and make sure you get all the tax credits you qualify for! Your return will be e-filed for speedy processing. LEARN MORE……..
U.S. War on Poverty: Celebrates 50th Anniversary in 2014
January 8, 2014 is the 50th Anniversary of President Johnson’s decision to involve the United States in a “War on Poverty.” Whether or not the intentions of the President and Congress in 1964 have been realized and/or advanced will be the focus of attention in the coming months. A Study by the Center on Budget Policy and Priorities provides insight on progress and on-going disparities in advancing the economic condition of very poor households. See report HERE. Much progress has been made in addressing elder destitution and in providing more resources for young children. We will all agree that much remains to be done. READ MORE………………
Fuel Assistance: Help Paying Your Heating Bills
If the chill in the air means utility and oil bills that are hard to pay, Tri-CAP Fuel Assistance can make a big difference!
Tri-CAP Fuel Assistance pays a portion of the cost of heating your home. If your heat is included in your rent and you do not have a housing subsidy, Fuel Assistance can pay a portion of your rent.
To be eligible, you must have income at or below the annual income limits for your family size. If you are close to the income limit, you should call and see if you might qualify.
If you have never signed up for Fuel Assistance in the past, you will need to schedule an appointment. Our phones are very busy, but you can save time by scheduling your appointment online. Click here to schedule an appointment to sign up for Fuel Assistance.