Financial Assistance


Provides a variety of services to low-income families and individuals – including children, the elderly and people with disabilities – in north and east King County. The agency also provides transportation services in King and Snohomish counties. Their programs include:

  • Emergency Family Shelter
  • Food Assistance
  • Energy Bill Assistance
  • Rental Assistance and Eviction Prevention
  • Medicaid Transportation and Demand Area Response Transit (DART)
  • Family Development and Long-Term planning
  • Financial Capabilities Program to help attain financial stability

Solid Ground


Solid Ground and its staff work to help people overcome poverty and prevent homelessness and hunger. The non-profit, community action type organization provides assistance across King County and Seattle Washington. Services it provides:

  • Emergency housing services
  • Food sssistance
  • Resource Wire: sends out information via email and text about jobs, housing, healthcare resources, social services, and community events
  • Financial skills workshops
  • Legal help with public benefits
  • Affordable health insurance
  • Transportation services

Central Area Motivation Program (CAMP)


This program offers food aid and energy bill assistance.

Energy Bill Assistance

CAMP also helps Seattle and King County households with home-heating bills through two programs. The first is the federal government funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the second program is Puget Sound Energy's HELP Program. It is possible for applicants to receive cash grants and assistance through both PSE/HELP and LIHEAP in the same program year, which will go a long way towards helping people pay bills.

Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) YWCA


This program helps low-income veterans and their families find and keep housing.

SSVF is for King County residents those who have served in the US military and their families who are now homeless or in danger of becoming homeless. Case managers can help with referrals to employment and training programs and financial and community resources. Financial assistance may be available for short-term rental support, deposits, childcare and other household needs.

For information or to apply, contact program manager Lori Tiffin at 425-264-1426 or

Issaquah Church and Community Services


Administers emergency financial assistance and grants within the Issaquah School District area to help with paying rent.

Bellevue LifeSpring


If you have an eviction notice, or utility disconnection, this organization may be able to offer emergency assistance towards paying rent and utilities. Utilities bill assistance includes water, electricity and gas. Residents can usually apply at most once every 3 years.

Catholic Community Services Emergency Assistance program

Helps families, single adults, seniors, and people with disabilities in King County. Services include rental assistance and eviction prevention, move-in assistance, and utility bill assistance. There are also programs for shut-off prevention as well as information and resource referral to other King County resources.

East King County Catholic Community Services

425-213-1963, extension 2

Covers Bellevue, Redmond, and Kirkland, but with very limited funding. They are available on Wednesdays from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

COVID-19 Emergency Loans

America’s Credit Union: Offering $2,000 emergency loans with a repayment period up to 30 months.

Seattle Credit Union

Harborstone Credit Union: They are in communications with Sound Outreach to set up an emergency loan program that would allow for a client to get a loan if they met with a Sound Outreach counselor. Nothing is currently available, but could be very soon.

Financial Coaching Resources

Money Management and Spending Plans

Debt and Credit


Financial Aid

This page was last updated at 11:14 AM on Tuesday, April 14, 2020.