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Provides assistance to residents of Shelby County who are poor or needy and is administered within the scope of monies appropriated.  Understood to be "the payer of last resort" when all other means of assistance have been exhausted, it is not an ongoing support. Assistance may be provided for utilities, cremation, prescription medication, emergency dental extraction, or rent; no deposits. An application must be completed; those applications are available at the Community Services office. All recipients of general assistance shall agree to reimburse the County for assistance received. Every applicant denied assistance is informed in writing of the right to appeal such decision to the Board of Supervisors.

Contact Information

719 Market Street
Harlan, IA 51537
844-934-4222 x 9

Categories

Basic Needs, Financial Assistance

Counties

Shelby

Map to Shelby County General Assistance

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