Emergency/General Assistance


A program that can help with your emergency basic needs.


Who Is Eligible

To be eligible, you must:

  • Have an emergency need.
  • Not have the income or resources to meet that need.

If Your Application Is Approved

The program can help with:

  • Housing, fuel & utilities
  • Medical, dental, prescriptions, medical supplies/equipment
  • Personal needs and incidentals
  • Burial costs

How To Apply

Visit your local district office to apply.


How Benefits Are Paid

Benefits are paid directly to vendors — except for personal need items, which are paid on EBT cards.

Adverse Weather Conditions - Enhanced Predictability

From November 22, 2021 through June 30,2022, eligibility for temporary shelter through GA/EA Emergency Assistance will be relaxed — regardless of the weather conditions. This is being done to enhance predictability and stability for program participants.