Iowa City, IA - 52240
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Johnson County Social Services

Johnson County Social Services provides General Assistance (GA) short-term monetary help to Johnson County residents in extreme financial crisis. GA offers a safety net for those not eligible for other government programs and promotes community strength by encouraging individual stability, self-sufficiency and responsibility. GA promotes respect, compassion, and fairness in all of its interactions with persons seeking and receiving aid.   Financial assistance is available to address the following needs: Rent, utilities, provisions, prescriptions and funeral expenses. Short Term Program: The short term program may be used up to three (3) months in a twelve (12) month period, if the household reapplies and requalifies each time. The applying household’s income must be at or below the 50% Federal Poverty Guidelines, as well as meet the eligibility guidelines listed below.   •    Federal Poverty Guidelines   •    Informational Brochure      One Time Program: The One Time Program may be used for one (1) month in a twelve (12) month period of a household’s eligibility. This program is used when a household’s income for the last 30 days falls between 51% and 100% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.   For both the Short Term and One Time Programs:  Total monthly benefits for any one month period will not exceed: $500 - 1 person household $550 – 2 person household $575 – 3 person household $600 – 4 or more person household The maximum amount of assistance for each specific category may vary.   *Please note, the maximum number of months of assistance for a household is three (3) in a twelve (12) month period.*
Mission Statement: To enhance the quality of life for a diverse Johnson County community by collaboratively addressing the social services needs with compassion and creativity.

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  • Reply User   2020-05-07 22:04:20

    Please I need application for rent assistance

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