General Assistance


The purpose of the Black Hawk County General Assistance Program is to provide aid to a needy or poor person who needs immediate assistance not obtainable from any other source.

General Assistance assists people who need help with rent, utilities, and funeral services.  The assistance program is designed to provide short-term emergency type assistance to persons lacking the resources to meet basic needs for energy and shelter.  It is not intended to provide on-going or long-term aid to any individual and/or family.


Call (319)292-2261 to schedule an appointment for assistance with funeral services.

Rent & Utility Assistance

County rent and utilities assistance is not distributed from the General Assistance office. For assistance with rent or utilities contact: