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Phone: 2-1-1 (each county has a line connected to local resources)




Must live within Seattle City limits and meet income requirements.

Phone: 1-800-348-7144

EMERGENCY SITUATIONS: 206-812-4940 (receiving a 10 day shut-off notice, 24 hour shut-off notice, or are currently disconnected from your heat provider).



Must live within zip code limits (zip codes on webpage).

Phone: 1-800-348-7144


St. Vincent de Paul’s Helpline:

Phone: 206-767-6449



City of Seattle Utility Discount Program

The Utility Discount Program helps income qualified Seattle City Light customers lower their electric bills by 60%.

Phone: 206-684-3417



Ballard Food Bank

If you live in the 98107, 98117, 98177, 98109, 98119 and 98199 zip codes, you can receive a basic level of emergency financial assistance for eviction notices, utility shut-offs, lost IDs or driver's licenses. Financial assistance for rental eviction and utility shut-off only ONCE per calendar year.

Phone: 206-789-7800



Catholic Community Services- HEN (Housing and Essential Needs)

Rent and Utility Assistance

To qualify applicants must have a disability (physical and/or mental) AND have zero income (applicants cannot be receiving any other government cash assistance such as SSI, ABD, TANF, Unemployment, etc.).

Phone: 206-328-5755

Website: pagename=housing_housingandessentialneeds


North Helpline

Limited funds available to provide up to the last $100 to prevent evictions and utility shut offs for people residing in 98125, 98133, 98155 and 98177 zip codes

Phone: 206-365-8043



Salvation Army Emergency Financial Assistance                       

Emergency Shelter, Food & Nutrition Programs, Seasonal Services, Casework Services.

Phone: 206-447-9944


Kent Food Bank and Emergency Services 

Money may be used in emergencies for paying Puget Sound gas and electric bills, eviction prevention (no move-in), and water bills.

Phone: 253-520-3550


Sound Outreach - Pierce County

Basic needs, Health Insurance Guidance, Housing, Financial Empowerment

Phone: 253-593-2111


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