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 Byrd Barr Place that helps low income households, to meet their immediate home energy needs.
LIHEAP is for the 2019-2020 season, open from Oct. 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020
- 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:
- South King County call: Multi-Service Center at 253-517-2263, https://mschelps.org/gethelp/energy/energyeligibility
- North King County (North of NE 145th St) & East King County call: Hopelink at 425-658-2592, www.hopelink.org/need-help/energy
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:
*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 Byrd Barr Place (206-812-4940).
2019-2020 LIHEAP income eligibility
(125% of FPL)
(150% of FPL)
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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION DOES NOT GUARANTEE YOUR ELIGIBILITY.