The Emergency Grant program provides grants for up to $3,000 for urgent or life-threatening home repairs. Emergency grants are not loans and do not have to be repaid.
The Housing Repair Program does not charge a fee for this service.
Eligible homeowners are those who:
- Own and live in the home they want to repair
- Live in King County, outside the city limits of the City of Seattle and Normandy Park. (Note: The City of Seattle has its own housing repair program. Click here to be transferred. Also, residents of Bellevue, Kent, and Auburn must be referred by their city's respective program. Click here for the contact information on these programs as well as other housing repair resources in King County.)
- Have an eligible household income level - click here to see if you are income eligible
- Do not have assets that exceed $15,000, not counting the value of your home or vehicle
We can help you determine if you meet all the eligibility requirements that may apply.
How to Apply for Services
Call 206-263-9095 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Click here for a list of things you will be asked to share when you call.
Overview of Application and Repair Process
After an application for the Emergency Grant is taken over the phone, we will visit you in the comfort of your own home during normal business hours to assess the repair work as soon as possible. Because of the urgent nature of the repairs for this program, Housing Repair Program staff may authorize the work to be done with a contractor who is known to have expertise in the area of emergency need. Housing Repair Program staff will then assist you with the process of contracting with the chosen private construction contractor. Next, the private contractor will perform all of the work on your home. Finally, the Housing Repair Program will provide the payment(s) directly to the contractor once Housing Repair Program staff have verified that the work was been satisfactorily completed.