General Assistance

The General Assistance Program is a state mandated program for the provision of basic needs for eligible applicants. Basic needs include: rent, food, utilities, fuel, and other services essential to maintaining individuals who are Kennebunkport residents. All assistance is granted in voucher form. No cash assistance is issued.

Please complete the General Assistance application before contacting the Town of Kennebunkport for a budget review appointment. Applications are available online here or at the Public Health Department.You must apply for all eligible benefits at Department of Health and Human Services before your General Assistance review. Any questions please don't hesitate to ask. We will assist you as best as we can in this process. We will need the following information in order to process your application:

  • Completed General Assistance Application
  • Proof of all household income
  • Proof of all household expenses
  • Current bank statements
  • Outstanding bills
  • Additional information may be requested after the initial review. 

All household members (everyone living at your address) financial status is to be included in the paperwork even if they are not a family member. General Assistance is a State of Maine DHHS Program. Information provided is subject to the Town of Kennebunkport's DHHS yearly audit.

For more information contact the Public Health Office (207-967-4401).

Food and Personal Needs

Church Community Food Pantry serves residents of Arundel, Kennebunk and Kennebunkport Monday-Friday. Residents are requested to contact the Public Health Department if they are in need of food or personal supplies assistance-967-4401. Weekly produce pantry is also available, Friday morning at 9am, St Martha's church. For other congregate meals contact the public health office for location/times.

York County Shelter: The York County Shelter Pantry is located at 147 Shaker Hill Road, Alfred. Phone number is 207-324-1137.

Meals on Wheels: Seniors who wish meals to be delivered to their homes should contact the Southern Maine Area on Aging at 1-800-400-6325.

Department of Human Services Food Stamp Program: 1-800-822-1414.

Women’s Infants & Children (WIC)) Food Supplement program: Phone #283-2402

Housing Assistance

State of Maine Housing Authority:
Phone #207-282-6537
22 South Street, Biddeford

Avesta Housing:
5 Graham Street, Biddeford
Phone #283-0192

Sanford Housing Authority:
114 Emery Street,Suite 1
Sanford: 324-2178

York County Shelter:
147 Shelter Hill Rd., Alfred
324-1137

State of Maine Property Tax Fairness Credit: This program provides a partial refund of property tax or rent paid to eligible residents. For more information: phone #207-626-8475 or visit their website.

Fuel Assistance: LIHEAP ( Low Income Heating Assistance Program) is an income based federally funded by administered by York County Community Action for more information contact YCCA at 1-800-965-5762, 207-324-5762 or visit their website

Kennebunkport Emergency Fuel program:  Kennebunkport Emergency Fuel Program is funded by donations. Residents are encouraged to contact the Public Health Department for assistance at 967-4401.

Church Community Outreach Services provides assistance to Arundel, Kennebunk, and Kennebunkport residents. Contact number is 207-604-0445.

Kennebunkport Property Tax Assistance: This town of Kennebunkport funded program is offered to Kennebunkport homeowners and renters who have qualified for the State of Maine Fairness Credit Program. For additional information, contact Becky Nolette, Assessors Department - 967-4243 Ext 102 or the public Health Department - 967-4401. We hope to place a scanned application here.

Medical Clinics:

York County Community Health Center: Nasson Health Care
15 Oak Street, Springvale
Phone # 490-6900
Hours: Mon./Wed/Thurs. 8am-6pm
Tues. 8am.-7pm
Fri. 8am-5pm

Community Dental:
57 Barra Road, Biddeford
Hours: 8am-4:30 pm Mon-Fri.
282-1305

Additional Assistance:

  •  contact 211
  • Southern Maine Area on Aging: 1-800-427-7411
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