General Assistance

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General Assistance (GA) provides temporary relief for Yolo County residents who have exhausted all other means of support. GA recipients may be required to participate in substance abuse treatment and/or the GA Work Program to assist them in their readiness for work. Employable recipients who are ready to work are limited to three (3) months of GA (in any county) in a twelve (12) month period. Benefits are issued in a combination of cash, voucher and vendor payments. 

You may be eligible to GA benefits if:

  • Your countable income is less than $216 for 1 person or $336 for 2 people and
  • Your countable property is less than $500 and
  • You own one car that is valued at $1500 or less

Distribution of benefits (maximum you can receive):


Item of need 1 person household 2 person household
Rent $136 (voucher) $193 (voucher)
Utilities $26 (voucher) $33 (voucher)
Food $94 (cash) $190/170 (cash)

To Apply: 
Visit or phone one of the following Health and Human Services Agency locations:

25 N. Cottonwood Street
Woodland, CA 95695
(530) 661-2750
(530) 661-2658 (fax)

500-A Jefferson Blvd.
West Sacramento, CA 95605
(916) 375-6200
(916) 375-6209 (fax)

Walk-In applications accepted: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. -12 noon 
Office hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Languages: Hmong, Lao, Russian, Spanish.

Public Transportation: YoloBus stops within 2 blocks.

Access: Ramp, special parking, wheelchair accessible restroom.

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