Assistance is provided to eligible applicants in the following categories:

2022 Income & Assistance Guidelines

Rental Assistance

Housing assistance for rent or mortgage can be provided if applicants meet the eligibility requirements. Shelters or missions are available depending on household size and length of assistance needed. Verification is required.


Assistance can be provided for current utility bills as long as the bill is in the applicant’s name and applicant’s residence is current. Verification will be required.


Food vouchers can be provided for households not receiving food stamps and meet eligibility requirements. Food stamps are not supplemented unless for specific emergencies. Verification is required and some restrictions do apply.


Short term public transportation assistance can be provided for those eligible to maintain employment prior to receipt of first paycheck. Verification is required.


Assistance is available for deceased family members who lived in Center township and meet eligibility requirements

Representative Payee Program

The Township can provide assistance through a payee representative for applicants eligible to receive SSI but are unable to manage their income.

School Clothing

School Clothing vouchers are provided for eligible students attending Public, Private, and Charter Schools for grades 1-12 and live within the boundaries of Center Township. Verification is required.

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