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Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally funded program administered by Centerstone that helps low income households, to meet their immediate home energy needs.

LIHEAP is for the 2017-2018 Season is open from Oct 8,2017-June 30,2018.

  • City of Seattle customers can call 800-756-5437 (Public Health — Seattle & King County CHAP Line) for assistance.
  • If you live outside of the City of Seattle, please call the service provider based upon where you live:

Who is eligible?

Your family's monthly income may qualify you for low-cost energy and utility assistance. If you live in the City of Seattle Zip Code Service Area contact Public Health - Seattle & King County CHAP Line for assistance for assistance:

98101 98112 98126
98102 98115 98133*
98103 98116 98134
98104 98117 98136
98105 98118 98144
98106 98119 98155*
98107 98121 98177
98108 98122 98178*
98109 98125 98199

*Some residents of these zip codes may be served by other agencies if they are not within the Seattle City limits. If you are unsure if your home is located within our service area, you may call Centerstone (206-812-4940).

2017-2018 LIHEAP income eligibility

Household Size LIHEAP
(125% of FPL)
PSE HELP
(150% of FPL)
1 $1,256 $1,508
2 $1,692 $2,030
3 $2,127 $2,553
4 $2,563 $3,075
5 $2,998 $3,598
6 $3,433 $4,120
7 $3,869 $4,643
8 $4,304 $5,165
9 $4,740 $5,600
10 $5,175 $5,921
11 $5,610 $6,242
12 $6,046 $6,563
13 $6,481 $6,879
14 $6,917 $7,200
15 $7,352 $7,521

Utility Discount Program (UDP)

The Utility Discount Program (UDP) helps you get current and stay current on utility payments by offering a discount of up to 60% on your Seattle City Light bill and a 50% discount on your Seattle Public Utilities bill. This program is available for residential City Light and Seattle Public Utilities customers only.

Who is eligible?

  • If you have a City of Seattle light bill
  • If you are the homeowner or renter
    • If your landlord pays all utilities, qualifying low-income tenants may still be eligible for utility financial help.
Household Size Gross Monthly Income Gross Yearly Income
1 $2,658 $31,896
2 $3,476 $41,712
3 $4,293 $51,516
4 $5,111 $61,332
5 $5,929 $71,148
6 $6,747 $80,964
7 $6,900 $82,800
8 $7,053 $84,636
9 $7,207 $86,484
10 $7,360 $88,320
Each Additional $153 $1,836

Note: Gross Income is based on 70% of the state's median income.
*must be a Seattle Public Utilities Customer

What to send:

  • Signed and dated City of Seattle application.
  • Gross income documentation from all sources for all household members age 18 or older for the last month prior to the date of your signature on your completed application.
  • Monthly housing expenses including:
    • Lease/Rental agreement and current rent payment receipt - required; or
    • Mortgage (payment coupon) or tax statement - required
  • Copy of state driver(s) license or state identification card for everyone in household 18 years and over.
  • Financial aid award(s); grants and loans verification:
  • Check stubs from work-study employment

Where to send:

Access & Outreach
Public Health - Seattle & King County
401 5th Avenue #1000
Seattle, WA 98104

Or fax the application to 206-296-0881

Or email the application to chap@kingcounty.gov

NOTE: SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION DOES NOT GUARANTEE YOUR ELIGIBILITY.

Where to get help: