Seattle City Light
Low-income Rate Assistance
Discounted Rates for Low-Income, Seniors and Disabled
Qualifying customers can save 50% on electric, water, sewer and garbage bills. Senior citizens or a persons with disabilities with income at or below 70% of the state median level, call the Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens at 206-684-0268.
Customers with household income at or below 70% of state's median income may call the Seattle Human Services Department at (206) 684-0268 to qualify and enroll. Customers living in federally-funded public housing and Section 8 housing are not eligible.
- Emergency Low Income Assistance
Seattle City Light customers may receive assistance of up to 50% or $200 of their electric bill if they have received a final notice. Household income must be at or below 125% of federal poverty, and customers must have already received help from the Energy Assistance Program. Payment arrangements to cover any balance are required. This assistance is limited to once a year.
Low-Income Energy Efficiency
- State general funds go to "Energy Matchmaker" program and are matched by local, utility and other funds. The funds were used to weatherize 1,291 low-income homes in FY 2002. Measures included attic, wall and floor insulation, weatherstripping and furnace modifications.
Contact: local community action agency.
- Seattle Office of Housing
Weatherization grants can insulate single family homes with low-income households as well as apartment buildings that qualify. After an energy analysis of your home is performed, an energy conservation package, which includes insulation, venting, weatherstripping, and more, will be installed. Call 206-684-0244 for more information or application.
Emergency Charitable Assistance
- Project SHARE
A program for customers who have received an urgent notice and have taken advantage of all the other assistance programs. Funded by customer donations, it may pay up to $500 of your electric bill. Customers must be referred by Seattle City Light Customer Service. For more information call 206-684-3000.