Let Hopelink Help You With Your Home Heating Costs
Appointments are opened Monday - Thursday at 9:00am.
Please note that during our peak months, October through January, we have extremely high call volumes. If you are unable to get an appointment, try calling back the next Monday through Thursday morning at 9:00am.
Appointments can be completed in person, or done over the phone and through the mail.
You may qualify if you live in Hopelink’s service area and meet the income guidelines. Continue reading to find out more information on your eligibility.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
If you need financial assistance to pay for your home heating bills and live within Hopelink’s service area, Hopelink can help.
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Puget Sound Energy provide funding for grants that range from $25–$1,000 each season. Our season begins the fall of each calendar year and continues until funds are exhausted. LIHEAP grants can pay for all primary types of home heating, including Electricity, Gas, Oil, Propane and Wood. Separate PSE grants are also available to eligible PSE customers.
ARE YOU ELIGIBLE?
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 "Income Eligibility."
* If you do not live in any of these zip codes, you may be served by Multi-Service Center (south of Seattle) or Centerstone (Seattle city limits). Please contact them for more information.
Your household must net the following amount or less for the previous three months in order to qualify for Energy
(125% of the poverty line)
(After Taxes if applicable)
(150% of the poverty line)
(After Taxes if applicable)
If your household income qualifies for Energy Assistance, please proceed to "Schedule An Appointment."
Schedule an appointment by calling 1-800-348-7144. New appointments are added Monday through Thursday at 9:00am. Please keep in mind that we serve a large number of households each year and demand is very high during the winter months. It may take several attempts before you can schedule an appointment. Our funding typically lasts into early summer at minimum.
Once you have determined how you will apply, please proceed to "What Documentation To Bring."
You will need to bring the following documents to your appointment. If you are completing your application over the phone, you will need to make photocopies of all of the following documents to mail in your application.
Social Security number verification for all household members. This year, clients who have never been issued a Social Security number may still apply.
Verification of all children living in the household.
Photo IDs for all household members age 18 and over.
Verification of Income for all household members 18 years and older for the three months prior to your appointment (not including the month you apply). Income documents include:
Recent heating bill with your current residence address.
2nd Proof of Address if your name is not on the bill.
Some examples are:
Files for download (pdf):