Utility Assistance

Here is a list of Utility Assistance resources if you are in need of assistance in Seattle and King County.

To reach St. Vincent de Paul’s Help Line, please call 206-767-6449.

Call the Community Information Line at 2-1-1 for more information.

Overview

City Discounts

Most cities in King County have utility discount programs providing up to 50% discount on electric, water, sewer and garbage bills for seniors and persons with disabilities.  It may also be available to low income individuals and families. Persons in subsidized housing (Section 8) are usually not eligible.  Call your city government to learn more.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

LIHEAP is a seasonal (Nov thru June) Federally funded program that offers grants of up to $1,000, one time per year, to assist with heating bills. Apply at Centerstone (formerly CAMP), in the City of Seattle, HOPELINK or South King County Multi-Service Center (King County). Eligibility is based on household income that is at or below 125% of the federal poverty level.

Emergency Low Income Assistance (Seattle)

ELIA is a City funded emergency assistance program for utility bills. Applicants must have first applied for LIHEAP through Centerstone. Grants are intended to pay the gap after a LIHEAP grant in order to get the utility turned back on. Eligibility is based on house- hold income that is at or below 125% of the federal poverty level.  Call Centerstone at 800-348-7144. Call ELIA at 206-684-3688.

Project SHARE (Seattle City Light) is a customer funded assistance program of up to $500. Eligibility requires a Seattle City Light Customer Service Referral. Call 206-684-3000.

PSE HELP

Electricity and natural-gas customers of PSE may be eligible for utility assistance through the HELP program in amounts up to $750 per year. Eligibility is based on household income that is below 150% of the federal poverty level.  Call HOPELINK at 425-869-6000 (East & North King) or the Multi- Service Center (South King) at 800-348-7144.

Weatherization Program

Owners and renters with utilities provided by PSE may qualify for free weatherization assistance to lower their monthly heating costs. Call Puget Sound Energy at 888-225-5773.

Seattle Utility Assistance

Seattle Public Utilities
206-684-0268

Ballard Food Bank
206-789-7800
98107, 98117, 98119, 98177, 98199

Catholic Community Services
206-328-5724

Centerstone (formerly CAMP)
800-348-7144

North Helpline
206-365-8043
98125, 98133, 98155, 98177

Queen Anne Helpline
206-282-1540
98109, 98119

Salvation Army
206-281-4600

University Churches
206-524-7885
98103, 98105, 98107, 98115

West Seattle Helpline
206-932-4357
98106, 98116, 98126, 98136

King County Utility Assistance

Auburn Food Bank
253-833-8925
Within the Auburn School District boundaries

Bellevue Life Spring
425-451-1175
Within the Bellevue School District boundaries

Black Diamond
360-886-1011
98010 only

Catholic Community Services
East King 425-213-1963
South King 253-850-2523

Dept of Social/Health Services (DSHS)
877-501-2233

Enumclaw Helping Hands
360-825-6188
Within the Enumclaw School District boundaries

Hopelink
425-869-6000
Bellevue, Newcastle, 98011, 98012, 98021, 98027, 98028, 98029, 98033, 98034, 98052, 98053, 98072, 98074, 98075, 98077, 98133, 98155, 98160, 98177, 98224, 98294, and 98288

Issaquah Community Services
425-837-3125
Within the Issaquah School District boundaries

Kent Food Bank
253-520-3550
Within the Kent School District boundaries

Kent United Methodist
253-852-3900
Within the Kent School District boundaries

King County DCHS—Veterans
206-296-7656

Maple Valley Food Bank
425-432-8139
Black Diamond, Covington, Hobart, Maple Valley, Ravensdale and within the Tahoma School District

Mercer Island Youth/Family
206-275-7869
98040

Multi-Service Center
Kent, Renton, SeaTac 253-398-2010
South King LIHEAP/PSE – 800-348-7144
Lakehaven Water District – 253-838-6810

Plateau Outreach Ministries
360-825-8961
Enumclaw, Black Diamond

Puget Sound Energy
888-225-5773

Salvation Army
206-281-4600

Shoreline Community Care
206-517-0373
98133 98155 and 98177 North of 145th Street

St James Episcopal Church
253-852-4100
Kent families w/children, disabled, seniors

St Luke’s Operation Blessing
253-941-3000
Federal Way School District. WALK-IN ONLY.

Tanks by Dallas (Heating oil)
425-333-4254

Tolt United Church of Christ
425-333-4254
Snoqualmie Valley residents

Tukwila, City of
206-433-7181

Vashon Youth/Family
206-463-551
98070