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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)

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 other agencies. Please call 1-800-348-7144 for more information.

Utility Discount Program (UDP)

The Utility Discount Program (UDP) helps you get current and stay current on utility payments by offering a discount of about 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. 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.
Household Size
Maximum Gross
Monthly Income
Maximum Gross
Yearly Income
1
$2,570
$30,840
2
$3,360
$40,320
3
$4,151
$49,812
4
$4,941
$59,292
5
$5,732
$68,784
6
$6,523
$78,276
7
$6,671
$80,052
8
$6,819
$81,828
9
$6,967
$83,604
10
$7,116
$85,392
Each Additional
$211
$2,541
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

NOTE: SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION DOES NOT GUARANTEE YOUR ELIGIBILITY.

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