Financial Assistance



Age Friendly Seattle 

P: (206) 962-8467

810 Third Ave., Suite 425, Central Seattle

Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Appointments available on Wed. Counseling and information on health insurance. Serves people who receive or have issues with (including going onto) Medicare. No age restrictions. Call for an appointment. No fees.




Ballard Food Bank 

P: (206) 789-7800

5130 Leary Ave NW, North Seattle

Mon., Thurs., 2 – 7 p.m.; Tue., Wed., 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Emergency financial assistance for rent, utilities and move-in assistance available once per year. Serves those living in ZIP code 98107, 98109, 98117, 98119, 98177 or 98199.

Visit in person for application. Documents Required for Rent Assistance: photo ID, rental agreement or lease, eviction notice, proof of address. Documents Required for Deposit Assistance: photo ID and rental agreement or lease. Documents Required for Utility Assistance: photo ID and shut-off notice. No fees.



Byrd Barr Place

P: (206) 812-4940

722 18th Ave., Central Seattle

Mon. – Fri., 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Food Bank:

Tues ,11 – 4; Wed, noon – 4, Thur 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Eviction prevention assistance once per program year serving Seattle residents with income at or below 125 percent of the Federal Poverty Level. Call for application instructions. No fees.



Catholic Community Services Emergency Assistance

South King County

P: (253) 850-2523

East King County

P: (425) 213-1963 x2

Eviction prevention, shut-off prevention, and move-in assistance. Motel vouchers are available on a very limited basis for families with children under the age of 18. Call number listed for your area to listen to when intake hours are. No fees.



City of Seattle Utility Discount Program 

P: (206) 684-0268

810 Third Ave., Suite 440, Central Seattle

Mon. – Fri., 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Rate discount for Seattle City Light and Seattle Public Utilities. Serves all Seattle City Light and Seattle Public Utilities customers at or below 70 percent State Median Income. Call, visit in person, or visit website for application. No fees.



Housing and Essential Needs (HEN) 

P: (206) 328-5755

Provides rent assistance, utility and transportation assistance, as well as hygiene and cleaning products. Serves adults without minor children who are unable to work due to a physical or mental incapacity. Program services are subject to funding availability and may be discontinued or reduced at any time. Call for more eligibility information and locations. No fees.




Redmond Location 

P: (425) 869-6000

8990 154th Ave NE,

Shoreline location

P: (206) 440-7300 

17837 Aurora Ave. N.,

Mon. – Fri., 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Financial assistance available to address client’s direct stability needs. Serves those at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level. Serves identified area residents only, call for specifics. Call for appointment and Required Documents. No fees.


Jewish Family Service 

P: (206) 461-3240

Housing Hotline: (206) 861-8796

1601 16th Ave., Central Seattle

Housing Hotline: 24 hours Case management and financial assistance for individuals and families who are moving into housing or are housed and need assistance to stay house. Some utility assistance as well. No fees.




P: (206) 486-6828

Financial assistance for energy bills.

Call or visit website for eligibility requirements and to schedule an appointment. One time per Energy Season. No fees.

Central Seattle 

722 18th Ave.



Neighborhood House 

P: (206) 356-1028

4431 MLK Jr.Way S., South Seattle

Call Mon., 9 a.m. – noon Housing case management and financial assistance for renters living within Seattle city limits at or below 30 percent Area Median Income and at risk for homelessness. Call for more information and an appointment. No fees.



North Helpline

P: (206) 365-8043

12736 33rd Ave. NE, North Seattle

Tue., Wed 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thurs., Fri., 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sat 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Assistance for rent, move-in costs and utilities for residents of ZIP codes 98125, 98133, 98155 and 98177. Call or visit in person. Documents required: photo ID, proof of address, eviction notice for rent assistance, lease for move-in assistance and shut-off notice for utility assistance. No fees.



Queen Anne Helpline

P: (206) 282-1540

311 W. McGraw St, Central Seattle

Call: Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Appointments: Mon., Tue., Thurs., 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Financial assistance for rent and utility bills for those living within ZIP codes 98109, 98119 and 98199 only that are low-income and/or have proof of hardship. May receive help up to two times within a 12-month period. Additional services with clothing bank, food bank, bus tickets and resources. Call for an appointment and more details. Documents required: photo ID. No fees.



Salvation Army

Emergency assistance with rent and utilities.

Check web site for eligibility, application and fee information. No walk ins.



Shoreline Community Care 

P: (206) 496-3116

Berean Bible Church

2345 N. 185th St., Shoreline

Schedule appointment: voicemail only;

Interviews: Tue., Thurs., 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Financial assistance for rent, utilities and other essential needs. May receive assistance once every 12 months. Serves permanent residents of the city of Shoreline. Appointments only. Leave a message stating: first and last name, address, contact phone number and best time to call. Documents required: photo ID, monthly budget, utility bill for utility assistance or name and address of landlord rent help. No fees.



St. Vincent de Paul of Seattle 

P: (206) 767-6449

Helpline: Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Location varies Financial assistance for King County residents. Type of assistance available depends on neighborhood chapter. Call to be referred to appropriate chapter. No fees.



University Churches

P: (206) 524-7885

4515 16th Ave. NE, University Cong. United Church North Seattle

Tue., Thurs., Fri., 10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Serves zip codes: 98103, 98105, 98115, 98125 Rent, move-in and utility assistance. Documents required: current photo ID, lease and landlord information for housing assistance, utility bill for utility assistance. Call for eligibility and application information. No fees.



West Seattle Helpline

P: (206) 932-4357

6516 35th Ave. SW, Suite 204, South Seattle

Message center available 24 hours Financial assistance for utilities and rent for those in ZIP codes 98106, 98116, 98126, 98136 and 98146. Does not serve residents of Burien. Bills must be past due at time of application. Call for eligibility and appointment. Documents required: ID, verification of address, verification of income, and past due bill. No fees.




P: (206) 209-5677

The Willows, 3800 S. Myrtle St., South Seattle

Voicemail only Case management and financial assistance. Serves low-income adult renters in Seattle at risk of homelessness. Leave a message with name, phone number and ZIP code. Documents required: photo ID, Social Security cards, current verifiable income, three day pay or vacate notice or utility shut-off notice. No fees.



City of Des Moines

P: (206) 870-6513

21630 11th Ave. S., Suite A, Des Moines

Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

25 percent garbage collection discount, Pet and Food assistance and Comcast TV cable discount. Serves residents age 62 and older, or residents who have a permanent, documented disability. Income must be at or below 50 percent of the Area Median Income. Call or visit website. No fees.



City of Bellevue 

P: (425) 452-5285

450 110th Ave. NE, Bellevue

Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Utility assistance for water, wastewater and drainage. Serves ages 62 and older, or individuals with a permanent disability. Must be at or below 50 percent of Area Median Income. Call or visit website. No fees.



Attain Housing Financial Assistance

P: (425) 597-9531

125 State St. S, Kirkland

Call Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Rental assistance for singles and families who are homeless or at risk. No fees.