What is General Assistance?
The General Assistance Program is a County-funded loan program designed to assist adults in meeting their basic needs for housing, utilities, personal needs, and transportation.
You will be required to apply for other types of available income as a condition of eligibility.
There are three components to the program:
- Disabled individuals who need support until their Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are awarded.
- Individuals who are unemployed.
- Assistance for homeless applicants to a place of residence.
County of Santa Cruz GA Regulations
View the county of Santa Cruz, Human Services Department, Employment and Benefit Services General Assistance Regulations (updated in 2016).