Gorham’s General Assistance Program

The Town of Windham is now administering Gorham’s General Assistance Program as a District Office.  All inquiries and appointments shall be made directly to the Town of Windham’s General Assistance program.

This program provides confidential financial assistance to Windham residents who are having difficulty meeting basic needs for housing, utilities, food, fuel oil, etc., as defined by local ordinance and state statute, MRSA 22, part 5 Chapter 1161.  The program is funded by local property taxes with 50% reimbursement from the state.  All assistance is provided in voucher form and no cash assistance is granted.  The General Assistance Administrator works actively with applicants to ensure that appropriate in-house and outside community referrals are made to other support services.

Applications are taken by appointment only.

Learn more information here.