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Emergency / General Assistance

Money for emergency assistance and basic living needs

The Douglas County General Assistance Program is intended to help with the one-time emergency need to address issues of health, safety and/or well-being.  To be eligible for this help, applicants must show how they can meet their future expenses.

Individuals and families may be eligible for assistance for:

  • Rent or mortgage if you have an eviction notice
  • Motel costs if you are homeless
  • Utility bills if you have a shut-off or disconnect notice
  • Burials if the individual is not on one of the qualified assistance programs
  • Prescriptions
  • Food
  • Gas

To apply you must complete an Application-for-Emergency-Assistance meet with a member of our staff to review your application and satisfy any additional requirements.

After you complete the application, email it to [email protected] along with any supporting documentation.  Complete applications with all the needed documentation to support your request will speed up the process.

If you need help with rent or utilities, you will be required to turn in a copy of the eviction notice or utility shutoff notice.  A copy of your photo I.D. and a current pay stub will also be required.   Additional information may be requested.