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Hopelink’s Energy Assistance Program is currently closed while we prepare for the Fall. We will re-open for scheduling appointments and submitting applications in early October.
Hopelink may be able to provide up to $1,000 of your home heating costs each year. If you qualify for the program, you can receive assistance even if you are not behind on your bill and/or have not received a shut-off notice. The goal of Hopelink’s energy program is to keep members of our community safe and warm, and to contribute to a stable home environment. We believe a household should never have to choose between heat and electricity or other necessities, such as food, health care, or shelter. Energy assistance funds enable our community members to devote their resources to other crucial expenses. Funding is currently plentiful and we encourage those who live in our service area to schedule an appointment. Eligible households with the highest heat costs receive the greatest assistance.
Grants range from $100 to $1,000 per household, and vary from year to year based on:
LIHEAP (Low-Income Home Energy Assistance)
Funding Available October through June each year
LIHEAP grants can also cover situations where your heat bill is included as part of your rent.
PSE HELP (Puget Sound Energy - Home Energy Lifeline Program)
The PSE HELP Grant is available to Puget Sound Energy Customers. PSE Customers may qualify for both LIHEAP and PSE HELP.
People who have been disconnected or have less than a 10-day supply of oil, wood or propane, should call their nearest center to schedule an emergency appointment: Click Here to Find a Hopelink Center Near You!
In addition, those who have a disconnection notice should contact their energy provider immediately.
|Puget Sound Energy (PSE)||1.888.225.5773|
|Seattle City Light (SCL)||206.684.3000|
To view Hopelink's service areas and for more information on how to apply and what documents you will need, please click the drop-downs to reveal more information:
You must live within one of the following zip codes in order to qualify for Energy Assistance through Hopelink. If you live within the following zip codes, please proceed to the "Income Eligibility" chart below.
|Hopelink Service Areas|
|98004||98012 *||98029||98052||98072 *||98160|
For the October 2020 - September 2021 Energy Season:
(Income Requirements: October 2020 - September 2021 Energy Season)
Number of People
After taxes if applicable
|1||$1,595 or less|
|2||$2,155 or less|
|3||$2,715 or less|
|4||$3,275 or less|
|5||$3,835 or less|
|6||$4,395 or less|
|7||$4,955 or less|
|8||$5,515 or less|
|For each additional household member add:||$560|
If your household income qualifies for Energy Assistance, please proceed to the "Ways to Apply" drop-down below.
Schedule an appointment by clicking the link above or by calling 425.658.2592. Scheduling online is the fastest and easiest way to get an appointment. Appointments are released each week on Mondays at 9:00am, so this is the best time to try to schedule. If the appointments are filled, try again the following Monday. Please keep in mind that we serve many households each year, all trying to receive help, so it may take several attempts before you can schedule an appointment. Appointments are in highest demand in the fall.
Hopelink is now trying a new method of applying for energy assistance by offering participants the ability to complete their own application and dropping it along with copies of required documentation to your local Hopelink center! If you would like to complete an application packet on your own, you can go to any center and receive a packet to fill out or you can download it here.
Hopelink Centers are currently closed to the public, but each center has a secure document drop-box outside the front doors. Energy Application Packets can be dropped in a Hopelink drop-box, mailed to your local center, or emailed to the Energy Program. Email packets to EnergyPrograms@hopelink.org.
If you have a phone appointment, you do not need to turn in a completed packet before your appointment; your specialist will go over what documents they need from you during your call. If you have already turned in a completed packet, you do not need to make a phone appointment. If you are unsure which method is best for you, we recommend making a phone appointment and a specialist will help you apply.
Our goal is to get funds to you as quickly as possible. Having all your documents collected at the time of your phone appointment may help us process your application faster. If you are not sure what documents you need or do not have documentation of your income, your specialist will help you figure out what paperwork you need during the appointment. They can also help you find the easiest way to send in your documents. Please see this checklist of needed paperwork to bring with you: ENERGY ASSISTANCE CHECKLIST
An application may take up to 6 weeks to complete. Continue paying bills and/or make payment arrangements to prevent disconnection. Once complete, Hopelink will send a letter informing applicants whether they qualify.