*This is a selected list of resources designed to aid folks impacted by COVID-19 living in or near the City of Seattle. For any supplemental materials, please see this list of resources and updates from Seattle’s Office of the Mayor.
Financial Assistance & Grants
Provides emergency cash payments to Washington State residents, regardless of citizenship status, who may not qualify for other assistance programs at this time. To apply, visit WashingtonConnection.org and then call the Customer Service Contact Center at (877) 501-2233 to complete the required interview.
Food & Supplies
START HERE with this large and comprehensive list of food resources in the Seattle area. Pro tip: Use “Command + F” to search for resources in your neighborhood.
The providers indicated on the map below offer a variety of resources, including free or discounted hot meals, food banks, and student to-go meals.
Seattle Public Schools Lunch Distribution Sites
This map lists the schools that will be providing free lunch to any Seattle Public Schools students between 11:00am – 1:00pm every weekday.
Community Information from Northwest Immigrant Rights Project with FAQ videos in English and Spanish.
Washington Health Plan Finder
Please read information and FAQs from the Employment Security Department for questions on unemployment, sick leave, and more.
Resources for Impacted Professions
|Art||– COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources|
|Small Businesses||– SBA Disaster Loan|
– SBA Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources
Housing and Utility Bills
Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and Seattle City Light (SCL) will keep utility services on during the COVID-19 Civil Emergency in Seattle. All residential evictions will be halted until further notice.
Puget Sound Energy Aid for Low-Income Families
The COVID-19 Pandemic Assistance Fund provides relief for low income families through a one-time bill credit equal to the cost of the energy your home used from March to August 2019 (up to $1,000). Apply here.
COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium Complaint Form
Washington State tenants may submit this form to prevent being evicted by their landlord. There is currently a freeze on evictions. If your landlord attempts to evict you, notify authorities by making a complaint here.
Utility Bills Payment Plan
SPU and SCL customers who have been financially impacted by COVID-19, regardless of background or immigration status, can request a deferred payment plan with the utilities by calling (206) 684-3000 or sending an email.
Utility Discount Program (UDP)
The Utility Discount Program (UDP) lowers Seattle City Light bills by 60 percent and Seattle Public Utility bills by 50 percent. To learn more about enrollment in UDP, call (206) 684-0268 or visit the website.