The Social Services - DAKOTA COUNTY provides eviction prevention assistance to Dakota County families to resolve a housing crisis. This is usually a one-time payment to help resolve back rent or pay a damage deposit after an eviction. Eligibility for Eviction Prevention Assistance: If the household is eligible for Emergency Assistance through the County, they must apply for Emergency Assistance and complete the application process. If Emergency Assistance is not available or denied, the family may contact the Supportive Housing Unit for review. The household must be willing and able to provide all requested proofs including: Proof of eviction Proof of hardship Proof of income Proof of expenses Tax returns Any income not needed for basic needs will be considered available income to resolve the housing crisis. The Supportive Housing Unit cannot supplement income. The situation must be resolvable and the housing must be affordable in order for SHU to assist.