Voluntary Action Center

financial assistance request application


To determine if you might be eligible for financial assistance, read the following guidelines to see if you qualify:

  • Have you lived in Gordon County, GA, for at least three months?
  • Have you had a recent income loss or another emergency that created unexpected bills or financial burdens?
  • ​Are you facing disconnection of your utility service or eviction from your place of residence in Gordon County?


If you answered yes to the questions above, you are eligible to submit a financial assistance request by clicking the application link below.  For rental assistance, you MUST have your landlord complete the Landlord Verification Form and attach the form with your application.  The form is available below.




If you cannot submit the request online or have questions regarding financial assistance, please call our office at 706-629-7283.

Our Emergency Financial Assistance program is open to Gordon County residents with a documented hardship or emergency.  Requesting assistance can be completed via our electronic application below or by requesting an in-person appointment by calling 706-629-7283.  Due to the limited funding availability, we do not accept walk-in requests.  


We adhere to policies and procedures our Board of Directors approved when making decisions for Emergency Financial Assistance requests.  These policies and procedures look at the requestor's current emergency situation and the amount of financial assistance our organization and the Gordon County Social Services Network have provided historically.  


Our emergency financial assistance programs are limited to the following:

  • Rent/Mortgage Assistance:  Rent/Mortgage must be past due or payable within five days of request.
  • Utility Assistance (gas, water, or power):  Utilities must be past due or payable within five days of request.  Disconnected services or previous bills are not eligible.
  • Emergency Hotel Vouchers:  Families with children under the age of 18 in the residence may qualify if they have a recent eviction notice from a Gordon County residence.  A recent eviction is within the last 30 days.  Families without an eviction notice must have a referral from a Voluntary Action Center Partner Agency.  Vouchers are limited and may not be available upon request.

Emergency Financial Assistance

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