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Schedule an appointment by clicking the link above or by calling 425.658.2592.
NEW THIS SEASON: All documents are now required at the time of your appointment or you will have to reschedule.
Our goal is to get funds to you as quickly as possible. To do this, the application process will not begin until all the necessary paperwork is collected. Please know that without all the needed documents, your energy appointment will have to be rescheduled.
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 $25 to $1,000 per household, and vary from year to year based on:
LIHEAP (Low-Income Home Energy Assistance)
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 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|
|98008||98024||98040||98059 ***||98077 **||98294|
For the October 2016 - September 2017 Energy Season:
(Income Requirements: October 2016 - September 2017 Energy Season)
Number of People
Monthly Net Income
(income after taxes)
Monthly Net Income
(income after taxes)
|1||$1,238 or less||$1,485 or less|
|2||$1,669 or less||$2,003 or less|
|3||$2,100 or less||$2,520 or less|
|4||$2,531 or less||$3,038 or less|
|5||$2,963 or less||$3,555 or less|
|6||$3,394 or less||$4,073 or less|
|For each additional household member add:||$433||$520|
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.
To help people as quickly as possible, all necessary documentation is required at the time of appointment or you will need to reschedule.
Here is a check list of what you need to bring to your appointment: ENERGY ASSISTANCE CHECKLIST
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.