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Emergency Housing

A program that can help with temporary housing in emergency situations.

Who is Eligible

You may be eligible if: 

  • You’ve lost housing due to no fault of your own, 
  • ​​​​​​​You cannot afford to pay for your own housing, and 
  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​You’ve experienced a catastrophic situation, such as a fire, flood, or natural disaster OR our household contains a vulnerable member.

How To Apply 

If Your Application Is Approved 

The program can help you: 

  • Find temporary housing in a hotel room 

Where To Learn More

Call our Emergency Housing line at 1-800-775-0506 for all questions and for eligibility regarding General Assistance Emergency Housing Program.


Starting November 15, 2023, eligibility for temporary shelter through GA/EA Emergency Assistance will be relaxed during adverse weather conditions (AWC).

See the March 13, 2024, Housing Update.