Government

Contact Information:

Office of Human Services
6300 Southcenter Blvd. #115
Tukwila, WA 98188

Phone: 206 433-7180
or 206 433-7181
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Monday-Friday

Email Human Services

Human Services

The Human Services Funding Collaborative application process for 2023-24 will open on March 14, 2022

In the spring of every even year (2022, 2024, etc.), the HSFC cities accept requests for human services funding using one common application. The application process for 2023-24 will open on March 14, 2022 and close at 4:30 pm on April 28, 2022.

The cities will be hosting two workshops to provide an overview of the application process. All are welcome to attend but this will be especially helpful for new organizations who are applying for the first time and/or new staff. These workshops will be held virtually and recorded.

Funders Workshops Zoom Links:

Details about each city’s budget, funding priorities, additional requirements (if any), and review process is included in the supplemental information sheets below. Please review for each city you are applying to.

New Applicants

Please be sure to talk to staff  at the cities you are considering before starting an application. Review the minimum requirements and supplemental information at the link below for each city you are interested in applying to.


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 (habla español) or 206-433-7181

 

Tenant’s Rights

Housing Justice Project – for eviction disputes
Monday–Friday, 8:00am–12:00pm
Phone: 253-234-4204, Spanish: 206-267-7090
Email: HJPstaff@KCBA.org

 

Tenant’s Union

Tenants’ Rights Hotline: 206-723-0500
Hours: Mon–Wed: 10:00am–12:30pm and 1:30-4:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am–12:30pm
Saturday: 11:00am–3:00pm


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.
Phone: 206-433-183

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.
Phone: 206-684-0268

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:
Phone: 253-517-2263

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)
Phone: 1-888-225-5773
Online: PSE.com

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.