How can I apply for General Assistance?

To apply for General Assistance, call 207-854-0676 to schedule an appointment. Phone calls are returned in the order in which they are received. Each person needs to complete an application in order to determine eligibility. Appointments are required. Office hours are Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

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1. How can I apply for General Assistance?
2. What should I bring to my interview?
3. What do I need to do to qualify for General Assistance?
4. What can General Assistance assist with?
5. Can the City help me to secure housing?
6. What is Workfare?
7. What do I need to do to be eligible for future assistance?
8. What would cause me to be ineligible or disqualified from the program?
9. How often may I apply for General Assistance?
10. What if I disagree with the General Assistance decision?
11. What are basic needs versus not basic needs (not all inclusive)?