When requesting assistance please bring the basic information:
Valid Howard County ID for all Adults living in household.
Birth Certificates for anyone under 18 living in household.
Social Security Cards for every individual living in household. This must be in the form of either a Social Security Card, or printouts from the Social Security office or the Divison of Family and Social Services.
Proof of any income and receipts for the past thirty (30) to sixty (60) day period for the household.
All current utility bills and lease agreement/mortgage.
Additional information will be requested at at later date.
When to Apply
The application process is a two-step process - an initial interview (intake) at which time you will be assigned an appointment and told what documenation you will need to bring that support your request for assistance. Except for scheduled appointments, clients are served on a first-come, first-served basis, and especially if you are submitting and inital request & application, the earlier you sign in the earlier you will be seen.
Regardless of the request or date payment is due; the application process must be followed. Be mindful of the due dates on your rent and utilities! The application process is the same regardless of disconnects and/or evictions. Do not wait until the day of disconnect or the day of an eviction notice to apply for assistance.
We accept applications on weekdays during the following hours: