General AssistAnce

Part of Auburn's Business & Community Development Department

Jeff Tardif - Manager


The City of Auburn operates a General Assistance Program that assists eligible residents, for a limited period of time, who are unable to provide basic necessities essential to maintain themselves or their families. Eligibility is determined according to income and other guidelines which are established by Maine state statutes, City ordinance and Department of Health and Human Services policy.

Payment for rent, food and other basic necessities are issued to vendors in voucher form. Vouchers must be signed and returned for reimbursement. To learn more about the General Assistance Program, please view our "Guide to the Applicant's Rights and Responsibilities" brochure.


Phone:  207.333.6601 X1411
Physical Address:  95 Main Street 4th floor Auburn, Maine 04210
Mailing Address:  60 Court Street, Auburn, Maine 04210


Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - Noon  & 1:00 - 4:00 PM, by appointment only

If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency after hours, call the Auburn Police Department at  (207) 333-6650 or (207) 784-7331.


Maine Housing Authority | COVID-19 rent relief application

Visit the site below to learn more about receiving up to $1,000 per month (for up to three months) for eligible households.


Health equity means that everyone has a fair opportunity to live a long, productive and healthy life. Conditions in the places where people live, learn, work and play affect a wide range of health risks and outcomes. Healthy Androscoggin works to address these health inequities through various projects and programs. The goal of Healthy Androscoggin’s health equity programming is to help local healthcare and wellness providers improve their cultural competency and increase access to care for diverse populations.

To learn more about any of these programs, ask questions, or access resources, please visit or contact Healthy Androscoggin at 795-5990 or