Emergency Assistance Fund
The City of Takoma Park’s Emergency Assistance Fund provides financial support to income eligible residents in crisis. To qualify for financial assistance under this program, individuals must be a resident of Takoma Park and their annual household income cannot exceed 60% of the Area Median Income established by HUD for Montgomery County. Upon verification of an applicant’s eligibility and documentation of need, financial assistance may be provided for a range of basic human needs including housing, utilities, prescription drugs and food.
Assistance securing food and prescription drugs can be provided once a month. Individuals seeking assistance to avoid eviction, foreclosure or the disconnection of utilities may access funds once in a 12-month period.
The Emergency Assistance Fund is administered by Ministries United Silver Spring Takoma Park (MUSST). To apply for funding, please contact MUSST directly at (301) 495-4699. MUSST offices are located in the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services – Silver Spring Center at 8818 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring. The office is open from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Mondays, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and from Noon to 4:00 p.m. on Fridays.
This program is made possible in part by donations from the community. If you are interested in contributing to the Emergency Assistance Fund, follow this link for more information.
Thank you for your generous support of this important program.