Emergency Assistance COVID-19

In this time of national emergency, assistance with food, rent, vehicles, utilities, or other bills is available. The options below offer different levels of assistance based on a household’s situation, considering program and funding limitations and guidelines.

  1. COVID Assistance
  2. Non-COVID Assistance
  3. Other Resources

Emergency Assistance

Jefferson County community members economically impacted by COVID-19 and needing short-term assistance with housing (rent/mortgage), utilities, or vehicle loan payment or insurance can apply for support.

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To apply, click the button below to complete an application online and submit the application with all the required documentation.

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Applicants, or a member of the household, must be lawfully present in the United States, be Jefferson County residents, provide proof that household income is below $75,000 annually for an individual (one person in household) and below $150,000 annually for families (more than one person in household) , certify COVID-19 impact through the application, and provide relevant documentation. Incomplete applications, or applications without the necessary documentation, will be denied.  This is a one-time benefit.  Households who have received assistance through this program are not eligible to receive it again.   Incomplete applications, or applications without the necessary documentation, will be denied.

Applications must be accompanied by all the following required documentation: 

  • Applicant’s ID (Driver’s license or State ID)
  • Proof of Jefferson County Residency (mail with applicant’s name and address)
  • Proof that household income is below $75,000 annually for an individual (one person in household) and below $150,000 annually for families (more than one person in household). Submit proof of income for all household members over the age of 18; examples include:
    1. Pay stubs
    2. Ledger reports for gig employment (e.g., Uber/Lyft earning statement)
    3. Social Security statement/award letter
    4. Retirement/pension statement (if retired and actively drawing from accounts)
    5. Unemployment statement (or denial letter)
    6. Rental Assistance Payments
  • Rent/mortgage statement or eviction/foreclosure notice, if requesting housing assistance
  • Utility bill showing account number, name, and address, if requesting utility assistance
  • Vehicle loan payment or insurance payment statement, if requesting vehicle assistance