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Making Seattle More Affordable

Free and Discounted Resources for Seattleites

777 săn xe tăngThis centralized webpage allows Seattle residents to view and access more than 100 free and discounted resources and benefits that the City and its partners provide to eligible Seattle residents.

110 Services

Account credit for overdue utility bills

The Emergency Assistance Program, for customers who are in danger of having their water service shut off

Account credit for underground leak

Credit for ratepayers if an underground water service line breaks on their property


Free litter clean-up supplies, safety equipment, and graffiti removal supplies for neighborhood cleanups.

Auto leaks workshop

Free inspection of auto leaks and instruction on how to fix them

Block Watch Program

Block Watches bring neighbors together and encourage safety in neighborhoods around Seattle.

Child care for children up to age 13

The Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) pays 25% to 70% of child care costs for low- to moderate-income families

Citizenship classes and one-on-one assistance

OIRA offers free naturalization services, including application and interview assistance

Citizenship clinics and workshops

OIRA holds citizenship clinics and workshops for completing forms and payments

Community Liaisons employment for bilingual individuals

Community Liaisons provide quality translation, equitable facilitation, and simultaneous interpretation

Dementia-friendly recreation

Provides meaningful recreation and social engagement opportunities for people living with memory loss

Democracy Vouchers

Democracy Vouchers are certificates that Seattle residents can use to help support their local candidates. Democracy [...]

Discount card for people with disabilities

Seattle's FLASH card is a discount and identification card for adults with disabilities

Discount card for people age 60 and older

Seattle's Gold Card for Healthy Aging is a resource and discount card for people age 60 and older

Discount fares for public transit

Up to 50% discount on fares for income-qualified riders

Discount for energy-efficient showerheads

Seattle City Light provides a discount of up to $10 for energy-efficient showerheads at participating retailers

Discounted Cable Service

Affordable basic residential cable television service for Seattle residents

Discounts for at-home internet service

Low-cost, high-speed Internet and discount on electronics and smart phones

Discounts for electricity and utility bills

The Utility Discount Program (UDP) offers customers a 50-60% discount on their electricity and utilities bills

Discounts for energy-efficient lighting

Seattle City Light provides up to $2.50 discounts on energy-efficient bulbs and fixtures

Discounts for fitness classes for people age 50 and older

Discount for new participants in fitness classes at some community centers

Discounts for pet adoptions

50% off adoptions of pets 2+ years old; free adoptions of pets 6+ years old; free pet licenses

Discounts for pet spay and neuter fees

Low-cost spay and neuter fees from the Seattle Animal Shelter; financial assistance available

Discounts for telephone service

Provides monthly telephone service discounts for income-eligible customers

Emergency Low Income Assistance (ELIA)

Customers who have received an "Urgent" or "Shut-Off' notice on balances of $250 or more can get up to $200

Emergency Preparedness Trainings

Seattle Office of Emergency Management provides trainings to educate groups about disaster preparedness and getting [...]

Employment connections in the technology sector

TechHire connects residents with the growing number of open tech jobs in our region

Environmental education

Hands-on experiences employing games, and activities to provide people with a positive experience outdoors

ESL employment workshops

Ready to Work combines ESL classes with case management for residents who face barriers to gaining employment

Find Reduced Fares for Public Transit

Save on buses, trains, light rail, street cars, and water taxis

Free athletic field drop-in program

Pilot program that provides free drop-ins at athletic fields to play unscheduled athletic games

Free combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms

Free combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms provided and installed

Free energy-efficient lighting and water fixtures

Seattle City Light offers free LED bulbs, showerheads, and faucet aerators to residential buildings with 5+ units

Free indoor play areas for children

Toddler Gyms and Indoor Play Areas offer a variety of toys and larger space to play indoors

Free internet access

Map of free internet hotspots in Seattle

Free meals for children under 18 during summer

The Children and Youth Summer Meal Program provides meals during the summer

Free ORCA cards for students

Free ORCA cards to middle school and high school students enrolled in Seattle Public Schools

Free outdoor gyms

Each "Fitness Zone" is equipped with  exercise equipment appropriate for teens and adults of all fitness levels

Free solid and hazardous waste services

Services at two collection facilities or onsite collection for homebound residents

Free technology classes for seniors

Free computer and technology classes for seniors 55 years and older

Free training for tenants and landlords

Meetings for tenants and landlords to understand their rights and regulations, including the Fair Chance Housing law

Free training on fire safety

Free fire safety training through the multilingual Community Fire Safety Advocate Program

Free trees

Trees for Neighborhoods allows people to plant trees in their yard for free

Free water-saving toilets

Free toilets, installation, and recycling of your old toilets for low-income single family and multifamily buildings

Get help from a community member

Learn more about this service and get help signing up from the Department of Neighborhoods’ Community Liaisons


Energy efficiency weatherization and home upgrades for income-eligible customers

Immigrant and Refugee Resources

A list of links to resources that may be helpful to immigrants and refugees living in Seattle and King County.

Legal defense fund and network

OIRA provides free legal assistance for low-income immigrants

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Federal assistance program for paying winter electricity bills

Low-interest loans for home repairs

The Home Repair Loan Program provides affordable loans to income-qualified homeowners to address critical issues

Money back for car tabs

Income-eligible vehicle owners with a car registered in Seattle can receive a $20 rebate on their license fee

Money back for drainage fees

Partial drainage fee rebates to customers who effectively manage stormwater on their properties

Money back for energy efficient appliances

Seattle City Light provides rebates and incentives for energy-efficient appliances and showerheads

Money back for energy-efficent home improvements

Seattle City Light provides  rebates for energy-efficient water heaters, home heat pumps, insulation, and windows

Money back for laundry appliances

Seattle City Light provides up to $50 back on energy-efficient laundry appliances

Money back for replacing your oil furnace

Receive up to $2000 to switch from oil heat to high efficient electric heat pump

Money back for upgraded sprinklers

Rebates for replacing older sprinkler system timer with a new water-efficient timer, custom rebates for larger [...]

Money back for water-saving toilets

Rebates for single family and multifamily customers who replace their older toilet with a new water-efficient toilet

Money for downpayment for first-time homebuyers

The Office of Housing provides downpayment assistance to first-time homebuyers

Money for electricity bills

Project Share pays up to $250 towards the customer's bill

Money for energy efficiency improvements 

The HomeWise program offers weatherization services and repairs to income eligible households

Money for overdue electricity bills

The Emergency Low Income Assistance Program, for customers who have received an "Urgent" or "Shut-Off' notice

Money to buy fruits and vegetables

The Fresh Bucks Program matches your SNAP/EBT (food stamps) benefits 1:1 at participating locations

Money to move if your building is being renovated, converted, or closed

Displaced low-income tenants may receive relocation assistance or rent

Neighborhood Block Party Program

Free permit to close a neighborhood street and use the right of way to host a party for neighbors.

Office of Housing Resource List

A list of resources available to low-income households in Seattle and King County.

Play Streets Program

Free permit to close a neighborhood street to create more space for play and physical activity during the summer or [...]

P-Patch Community Gardening Program

P-Patch Community Gardening Program offers plot fee assistance for gardeners

Project Share

Donations-supported program providing emergency help for customers in financial crisis to pay their electricity bills

Restricted Parking Zone Permit Discounts

$10 discounted Restricted Parking Zone (RPZ) permits are available. Households that indicate a financial burden are [...]

Scholarships for child care programming

Seattle Parks & Recreation offers child care scholarships for half-day programs and before- and after-school care

Small business consulting

The Small Business Development team provides consulting on low-interest financing, lease negotiations and more.

Specialized recreational programs for people with disabilities

Year-round recreational opportunities  specifically designed and conducted by trained staff

Summer camps

A wide variety of summer camps, including nature camps, sports camps, rowing and boating camps, and activity camps

Swimming lessons

Seattle Parks and Recreation offers a variety of classes, lessons, and exercises at community pools

Tuition assistance for civic leadership training

PACE offers tuition assistance to candidates for their civic leadership program

Tutoring for Rainier Beach and Garfield students

Upward Bound provides six-week summer school and tutoring/mentoring throughout the year

Upward Bound Program

Upward Bound prepares underserved high school students for higher education by promoting academic achievement, goal [...]

Utility Discount Program

60% reduction on electricity bills, 50% reduction on SPU bills

Walking and Biking Incentives

The Safe Routes to School program offers fun, free incentives for your walk and bike to school campaigns.

Youth employment

The City of Seattle's Youth Employment Initiative builds career pathways for youth by connecting them with employers

Youth sports

Diverse seasonal opportunities for youth to recreate in an environment that fosters sportsmanship, skills, and passion