Stay Informed About Local/National news and Information related to COVID19.
Finding it difficult to stay on top of groceries, medicine, and/or socialization during quarantine? We are surveying our community to understand how Coronavirus (COVID2019) is affecting the current needs of our senior LGBTQIA+ community.
We know that many in our community have health conditions that create additional challenges and we are exploring options to provide assistance with:
Check and subscribe to King County Public Health’s website www.kingcounty.gov/COVID
Common questions by audience, downloadable fact sheets in multiple languages.
Call center information (King County & WA State Dept of Health).
When and how to seek medical evaluation and advice.
For further context, rationale, and guidance subscribe to the blog www.publichealthinsider.com
Translated Public Health and state helpline info: www.welcoming.seattle.gov/covid-19/
The Crisis-Affected Customer Assistance Program (CACAP)
This program has been created for customers who have had their household income significantly reduced after March 1, 2020. This $11 million fund provides a one-time bill credit equal to the cost of the energy your home used from March to August 2019 (up to $1,000). You can apply for CACAP while funds are available.
Essential items to consider when shopping:
Non-perishable/long lasting food list: Foods that require no refrigeration, cooking or little water, Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits and vegetables, Protein or fruit bars, Dry cereal or granola, Peanut butter, Dried fruit, nuts, Crackers, Canned juices, Gatorade / electrolytes.
Hygiene items: Hand sanitizer rubbing, Lysol Soap, Disinfectant wipes, Hand wipes, Deodorant, Toothpaste, Tooth brushes, Mouth wash, Disposable gloves.
Seattle Utilities are not disconnecting water service for non-payment at this time. Additionally, it is temporarily waiving late fees for non-payment.
The Seattle Utility Discount Program (UDP) offers eligible customers a 60% discount on their Seattle City Light bill and a 50% discount on their Seattle Public Utilities bill. UDP is available for income-qualified residential households.
Puget Sound Energy is not disconnecting utility service for non-payment at this time. Additionally, it is temporarily waiving late fees for non-payment. It will work with customers on options like payment plans and bill extensions.
Comcast Xfinity is not disconnecting internet service or assessing late fees at this time.
Hope Link (Eastside)
Solid Ground Tenant Services
Supportive Services for Veteran Families
Seattle Emergency Housing Info
King County Emergency Housing Info