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Get Help with Your Bill!

During these hard economic times we know that many families are feeling a pinch. Did you know that there is a program that can help you pay your utility bills? Households that qualify could get 50 percent off their Seattle City Light and Seattle Public Utilities bills for 18 months. For example, a family of three making less than $4043 a month could qualify.

Go to www.seattle.gov/MyBill or call 206-684-0268 to learn more about eligibility requirements. You can also get signed up with one of our community partners. Contact them for details.

El Centro de la Raza
Translation available: Spanish
Contact: 206-957-4634
Location: 2524 16th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98144.  Map

International District Housing Alliance
Translation available: Cantonese, Hindi, Kannada, Malay, Mandarin, Tagalog, Taiwanese, Toisanese, Vietnamese.
Contact: 206-623-5132
Location: New address is 601 South King Street, Suite 305 Seattle, WA 98104 – Map

Central Area Motivation Program
Translation available: Amharic, Cambodian, Chinese (Mandarin), Thai, Tigrinya, Vietnamese.
Contact: 206-812-4940
Location: 722 18th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 – Map

Asian Counseling and Referral Service
Translation available: Bhutanese, Nepali, Hindi, Nepali, Burmese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Spanish, Taiwanese, Lao, Thai, and Tagalog.
Contact: 206-695-7506
Location: 3639 Martin Luther King Jr. Way South, Seattle, WA 98144 – Map

Southwest Youth and Family Services
Translation available: Arabic, Cambodian, Samoan, Somali, and Spanish.
Contact: 206-937-7680
Location: 4555 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106-1379 – Map

Customers living in federally subsidized housing, including SHA (Seattle Housing Authority), Section 8, and KCHA (King County Housing Authority) are not eligible.

Get Help with Your Taxes

The United Way of King County is currently offering free tax preparation assistance at 18 locations throughout King County.  Taxes are prepared by IRS-certified volunteers and e-filed for quick refunds.  Tax sites can also prepare tax returns for up to 3 prior years, and help clients apply for Individual Taxpayer ID Numbers.  Services are available in many languages.  This service is provided in partnership with the City of Seattle and is for households making less than $50,000 in 2010. 

For a list of times and locations visit www.uwkc.org/taxhelp.