Emergency Assistance funds for rent, utilities and emergency shelter are provided for eligible low-income persons in order to help to
maintain self-sufficiency and prevent homelessness.
The purpose of Emergency Assistance is to avoid, eliminate or alleviate an emergency condition caused by an unforeseen circumstance
resulting in a situation that calls for immediate action.
To be eligible:
- an individual or family must be able to maintain after the crisis is alleviated
- an individual or family must receive or be eligible for Cash Assistance (TANF, GA, SSI) or Certain Medicaid programs
- The emergency must have been the result of an unforeseen circumstance or a combination of circumstances that are beyond the
Other factors may apply. To see if you are eligible contact a State Service Center or send us an e-mail at DHSS_DSSC@delaware.gov with inquiries.