Township Assistance Facts

 

Previously know as "poor relief". It is one the duties of a township trustee. Township assistance is designed as emergency help when a qualifying township resident finds themselves in extreme financial difficulty.

Township assistance is NOT an ongoing assistance program and multiple applicants within the same year will generally be denied.

Qualification for township assistance is based on the federal poverty level guidelines.

Assistance can be provided for rent, utilities, medicines, food and clothing.

Burial assisted is also included.

Able bodied applicants are required to conduct and prove a job search and may be required to perform work for the township.

Township assistance applicants are required to pick up an application at the township office and make an appointment for an interview for assistance. They must bring copies of everything on this document.