Housing and Utilities Assistance

We help West Seattle tenants facing eviction or foreclosure, utility shut-off, or high move-in costs. Our emergency financial assistance program is open and accepting applications.


To be eligible to apply for WSFB housing/utility assistance:

  • Households must live in zip codes 98106, 98116, 98126, 98136 or 98146 (Seattle addresses only).
  • This program helps with past-due housing or utility costs: rent, mortgage, energy/water bills or move-in deposits.
  • Households are eligible to apply for assistance once every 12 months.
  • There are no citizenship requirements to receive assistance.

Application Process

To apply, call the WSFB Hotline (206-932-4357) and leave a message between the 1st and 7th of the month.

An intake volunteer will follow up with you to complete an application over the phone. Applications take 5-10 minutes and you will need basic information about your household such as your address, monthly rent amount, types of income sources and monthly income amount.

Applications for emergency financial assistance are also available online upon request or in-person at the Food Bank.

Please call the Hotline to leave a message for a callback if you are able to apply by phone from the 1st to 7th of the month. Our volunteers will be able to explain the process and walk you through applying.

Language Help

Interpretation services are available. Call the WSFB Hotline (206-932-4357) and leave a message with your name, phone number, and the language you speak. A WSFB intake volunteer will return your call with an interpreter.

¿Necesita servicios de interpretación? Llame a la línea directa de WSFB (206-932-4357) y deje un mensaje con su nombre, número de teléfono y el idioma que habla.

Bạn cần dịch vụ phiên dịch? Gọi cho Đường dây nóng của WSFB (206-932-4357) và để lại tin nhắn với tên, số điện thoại và ngôn ngữ bạn nói. Một tình nguyện viên sẽ trả lời cuộc gọi của bạn với một thông dịch viên.

ኣገልግሎት ትርጉም የድልየካ ድዩ? ናብ መስመር ቴሌፎን WSFB (206-932-4357) ደዊልካ ስምካን ቁጽሪ ተሌፎንካን እትዛረበሉ ቋንቋን ዝሓዘ መልእኽቲ ግደፍ።

هل تحتاج إلى خدمات ترجمة شفوية؟ اتصل بالخط الساخن WSFB (206-932-4357) واترك رسالة باسمك ورقم هاتفك واللغة التي تتحدثها. سيقوم أحد المتطوعين بالرد على مكالمتك مع مترجم.

Other Seattle Housing/Utility Resources

2-1-1 is a one-stop connection to King County resources. Call 211 and an operator can refer you to available emergency financial assistance, legal aid, shelters, and more.

AptFinder.org is a nonprofit organization that advertises subsidized and rent-restricted affordable apartment communities throughout Washington.

King County Regional Access Points are resource center where people experiencing homelessness can get help with housing and other needs.

If you are a low-income renter and have received an eviction notice, please contact the Housing Justice Project, the Northwest Justice Project, the King County Dispute Resolution Center, or the Tenant Law Center.

To better understand your rights as a renter and/or receive tenants rights counseling, check out the City of Seattle Renting Hotline (206-684-5700), the Tenants Union, or Solid Ground.

If you are a homeowner facing foreclosure, call the Washington Homeownership Resource Center (877-894-4663) for referrals, rescue loans, and other forbearance options.