COVID Rental Assistance
Tukwila Human Services Rent/Utility Assistance Program
To qualify for this program, you:
- Must be a Tukwila Resident
- Must be experiencing a loss of income, unemployment, or illness due to COVID19
Please contact the Human Services office to be screened for eligibility.
Phone: 206-433-7182 or 206-433-7181
King County COVID Rental Assistance
King County is expanding and re-launching the Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance Program (EPRAP) to help households economically impacted by COVID-19. This program will help people who are at risk or may become at risk for eviction from being unable to meet rent obligations. This includes folks experiencing COVID illness, loss of income, or unemployment. If you would like to receive information on the program, please submit an EPRAP Interest Form.
Housing Justice Project – for eviction disputes
Phone: 253-234-4204, Spanish: 206-267-7090
Tenants’ Rights Hotline: 206-723-0500
Hours: Mon–Wed: 10:00am–12:30pm and 1:30-4:00pm
COVID Utilities Assistance
Many major utility companies have announced programs to help rate payers with utility bills during the pandemic, including suspension of shutoff for non-payment.
City of Tukwila Water/Sewer
Service will not be shut off for non-payment during this time. Call the Finance Department for more information and to make payment arrangements.
Seattle City Light Discount Program
Effective immediately, all SCL customers whose financial stability has been jeopardized by COVID-19 can set up deferred payment plans. Utility service will stay on as their deferred payment plans are developed and implemented. Up to 60% off for income-qualified customers.
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
If your main source of heat is electricity, gas, or heating oil, and you need help paying your utility bill during the winter season, schedule:
Puget Sound Energy
PSE will not disconnect customers for non-payment during this time. To learn more, call during business hours (Monday–Friday, 7:30am–6:30pm)
Comcast, Verizon, CenturyLink, T-Moblie, Spectrum Mobile, AT&T
All have support for residents impacted by COVID-19. Call your carrier to find out more specific details.
Volunteers needed at the Tukwila Pantry
The Tukwila Pantry serves about 25% of the Tukwila residential population. That’s a lot of food that moves into food bags and into peoples’ homes. That’s more than a million pounds of food a year. Along with moving this amount of food there’s the need to help package bulk items into smaller sizes, stock shelves, data entry, breaking down boxes, sorting produce and canned goods, registering clients, picking up food at their source, helping to raise funds. Tukwila Pantry needs volunteer help to help meet the tremendous need to keep people from going hungry. If you are interested please contact the Pantry at 206-431-8293.
- Tukwila Human Services Providers
- Tukwila Community Resource Guide
- Financial Education/Resources
- Homeless Individual/Family Resources
- Tukwila Area Food Banks
- Resources for Job Seekers
- What Happens After You Contact Adult Protective Services (APS)
- A Guide to Landlord and Tenant Issues
- Start Your Recovery (Substance Abuse)
- King County Veteran Services
Housing Repair Services