Seattle City Light
and Seattle Public Utilities
Qualifying customers of Seattle City Light (SCL) and Seattle Public Utilities (SPU -
water) can save 50% on electric and water bills. Customers living in federally-funded
public housing and Section 8 housing are not eligible. The following qualify for the 50%
discount: Seniors and persons with disabilities
- A senior citizen (65 years of age or older) or a person with disabilities with household income at or below 70% of the state median. And Low-Income
- Customers with household income at or below 70% of state's median.
Qualifying senior citizens (62 years of age or older) and persons with disabilities receive
reduced rates from Ronald Wastewater district. Individuals must have gross income of
less than $29,500 and two person households must have gross income less than
$33,700. The qualifying income levels correspond with the limits by HUD for "very-low
income" for the Seattle area. For more information please call (206) 546-2494.
Shoreline Water District
The Shoreline Water District provides low-income discount for those households that
have income within the "very-low income" limits set by HUD for the Seattle area. The
discount is $10 off of the base water rate. For more information please call (206) 362-8100.
Low Income Utility Assistance
The City of Shoreline provides $25,000 in annual funding to Hopelink
for utility assistance for low-income individuals. Persons seeking to apply for assistance should contact Hopelink at (206) 440-7300.
Low Income Property Tax Info
Low income Seniors over 61, and persons with disabilities may be able to lower their current property tax bills. The King County Assessor
has full details on this program. For more information on Shoreline tax information, please visit the Finance
or (800) 322-2588 helps families to apply for state-sponsored health insurance and food stamps.