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Public Health - Seattle & King County

Energy assistance programs for King County residents

Your family's monthly income may qualify you for free or low-cost energy and utility assistance services.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
City of Seattle Rate 27 program

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 currently closed for the season, so there is no assistance available at this time. Please check back with us in the fall for program updates.

  • City of Seattle customers can call 206-296-4841 (Public Health - Seattle & King County) for assistance.
  • If you live outside of Seattle, please call the Appointment Hotline 1-800-348-7144 to schedule an appointment.
Who is eligible?

Your family's monthly income may qualify you for free or low-cost services and live in Zip Code Service Area:

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 this zip code may be served through the Multi-Service. Please call 206-296-4841 for more information.

City of Seattle Rate 27 program

This program is administered by the Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens and offers a reduction on your utility rates for income eligible households by 50% on your Seattle City light bill. This program is for homeowners and renters. Clients living in federally subsidized housing are not eligible.

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.
  • You do not receive a Section 8 housing voucher or live in subsidized housing operated by the Seattle Housing Authority, King County Housing Authority or Shelter+Care, where utility allowances are provided.
What to send
  • Signed and dated City of Seattle People Point application.
  • Gross income documentation from all sources for all household members age 18 or older for the past three months 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

NOTE: SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION DOES NOT GUARANTEE YOUR ELIGIBILITY.

Where to get help

Access and Outreach Team:

Seattle, North & East King County
South King County
Penny Lara (English/Spanish)
206-263-8372
Carmen Olvera (English/Spanish)
206-296-3948
Brett Downey (English/Spanish)
206-263-8373
Carolina Marx (English/Spanish)
206-296-3943
Callista Kennedy (English)
206-263-8368
Cindy Mai (English/Vietnamese)
206-296-3949
Luis Salazar (English/Spanish)
206-263-8261
Miguel Urquiza (English/Spanish)
206-296-9875

How to get help