Several programs exist to help low-income people with energy costs in Seattle.
According to the City of Seattle, programs exist to help low-income families and individuals cover their energy costs. These include a program that offers discounts on electricity and water rates, and programs that help cover the costs of past-due energy bills.
50 percent Discounts From the City
The city of Seattle offers a 50 percent discount on electricity, water, sewage and garbage rates to eligible residents. Participants must be eligible based on income, age or disability and have a Seattle City Lights bill in their name.
Federal Low Income Energy Assistance Program
The Federal Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) offers assistance to low-income individuals in paying their energy bills. Working with the State of Washington, LIHEAP reduces the cost of energy and helps cover past-due bills. Visit liheap.ncat.org or visit the link below in the “References” section for more information.
Seattle Crisis Resource Directory
The Seattle Crisis Resource Directory can help individuals and families in crisis to obtain assistance. The organization has information on energy assistance and a variety of other matters.