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>>Click Here to Schedule Your Energy Appointment<<

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.

NEW Starting November 5, 2018: Packet Drop Off

Hopelink is now trying a new method of applying for LIHEAP and/or PSE HELP 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 here starting on November 5.

Each center will have set hours where Energy staff will be available to review applications being dropped off with this method. Please inquire with your local center for schedule.

Program Overview

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.

What You Need to Know

Grants range from $100 to $1,000 per household, and vary from year to year based on:

  • Cost to heat a home over the previous 12 months
  • Household's average monthly income
  • Number of people in the household

 

LIHEAP (Low-Income Home Energy Assistance)

  • Natural Gas
  • Electricity
  • Oil
  • Propane
  • Wood and wood pellets

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.

Energy Providers
Puget Sound Energy (PSE) 1.888.225.5773
Seattle City Light (SCL) 206.684.3000

 

 

Are You Eligible?

To view Hopelink's service areas and for more information on how to apply and what to bring to your appointment, 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
98005 98014 98033 98053 98073 98177
98006 98015 98034 98055 98074 98224
98007 98019 98039 98075 98228  
98008 98024 98040 98077 **    
98009 98027 98045 98065 98133 **  
98011 98028 98050 98068 98155  
(*)King County Only
(**)North of NE 145 St.

 

For the October 2018 - September 2019 Energy Season:

Income Eligibility

(Income Requirements: October 2018 - September 2019 Energy Season)

Number of People
Household Size
LIHEAP
Monthly Net Income
(income after taxes)
125% FPL
PSE HELP
Monthly Net Income
(income after taxes)
150% FPL
1 $1,265 or less $1,518 or less
2 $1,715 or less $2,058 or less
3 $2,165 or less $2,598 or less
4 $2,615 or less $3,138 or less
5 $3,065 or less $3,678 or less
6 $3,515 or less $4,218 or less
7 $3,965 or less $4,758 or less
8 $4,415 or less $5,298 or less
For each additional household member add: $450 $540

If your household income qualifies for Energy Assistance, please proceed to the "Ways to Apply" drop-down below. 

 

>>Click Here to Schedule Appointment Now<<

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. 

NEW Starting November 5, 2018: Packet Drop Off

Hopelink is now trying a new method of applying for LIHEAP and/or PSE HELP 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 here starting on November 5.

Each center will have set hours where Energy staff will be available to review applications being dropped off with this method. Please inquire with your local center for schedule.

 

Our goal is to get funds to you as quickly as possible. Bringing all the required documents to your appointment will help us process your application faster. Please see this checklist of needed paperwork to bring with you: ENERGY ASSISTANCE CHECKLIST

Energy Assistance Checklist in Other Languages:

Here is a link to view and download the No-Income form: Declaration of No Income

 

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.

 

 

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