Health & Social Services department

Jeff Tardif - Director


The Health & Social Services Department 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
Address:  60 Court Street, Auburn, Maine 04210

 Hours:  Monday through Thursday, by appointment only


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 & Wellness for African New Mainers in Auburn

Over the past few years, Maine has seen a significant increase in immigrants and refugees, but many local healthcare organizations lack the experience and cultural understanding necessary to effectively serve that population. Our friends at Healthy Androscoggin have been connecting local health and wellness partners with cultural competency trainings and other resources through the help of a Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) Grant from the U.S. CDC.

The effort, known as the REACH Partnership, has already had a positive impact on the African New Mainer community in the state. The goal is to help local providers improve their cultural competency and increase access to care for adult African New Mainers in Auburn & Lewiston.

Resources are available. Visit to learn more.