Disaster Cash Assistance Program provides cash assistance for one month in a 12-month period to Washington families and individuals who meet income and resource rules and who are not eligible other cash programs. Call (877) 501-2233, (where operators have access to interpreters) or apply online at WashingtonConnection.org.
Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) provides families with a one-time benefit for children who received free or reduced-price school meals this past school year. The benefit may be up to $399 for each eligible child to pay the cost of meals while schools are closed due to COVID-19. Using P-EBT is not subject to public charge and will not affect immigration status. If your family receives Basic Food and your children receive free or reduced-price school meals, you do not need to apply for P-EBT. You will automatically receive these benefits on your EBT card by early July. Other families, including those whose children attend a school where meals are free for all students, must complete a simple application via DSHS: www.WashingtonConnection.org or call (877) 501-2233.
Stimulus Checks for most adults are $1,200 with an additional
$500 for every qualifying child age 16 or under. Register here if you don’t normally file a tax return.
Attain Housing provides eviction prevention and move-in assistance for eligible families with children who live in Kirkland, Bellevue, Redmond, Duvall, Issaquah, Bothell, Woodinville, Kenmore, Sammamish, or Carnation.
Catholic Community Services helps with rent assistance and eviction protection and other services. For residents of Bellevue, Redmond, and other EKC cities, call 425 213-1963 ext. 2 on Wednesdays, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
City of Issaquah provides up to$500 per month up to three months (within one, 12-month period) to eligible Issaquah residents.
Jubilee REACH provides financial assistance to help families with school-aged children in Bellevue pay rent, utility bills, rent and basic needs.
Muslim Association of Puget Sound provides rent and utility assistance plus a variety of other services.
Washington State Department of Commerce provides up to $1,000 in rental assistance and up to $500 in energy assistance for households that qualify for the federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Check here for where to apply.
Utility Bill Relief
Many cities are providing utility bill relief during the COVID-19 emergency that include flexible payment plans, eliminating late fees, and not disconnecting service for non-payment. Several cities also offer rebates to eligible residents. Check your city’s website and apply for assistance.
Crisis-Affected Customer Assistance Program helps Puget Sound Energy customers who may be unemployed, partially unemployed, or cannot work due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible customers can receive a one-time credit up to $1,000.