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Utility Discount Program

The Utility Discount Program (UDP) helps you get current and stay current on utility payments by offering a discount of about 60% on your Seattle City Light bill and a 50% discount on your Seattle Public Utilities bill. This program is available for residential City Light and Seattle Public Utilities customers only and does not apply to residences used for business purposes. The City also has other utility assistance programs.

Eligibility

To be eligible for UDP, you must meet the following:

  • Your total household income in the three-month period prior to applying:

    Household Size

    Gross Monthly Income

    Gross Yearly Income

    1 $2,550 $30,600
    2 $3,335 $40,020
    3 $4,120 $49,440
    4 $4,905 $58,860
    5 $5,689 $68,268
    6 $6,474 $77,688
    7 $6,621 $79,452
    8 $6,768 $81,216
    9 $6,915 $82,980
    10 $7,063 $84,756
    Each additional $147 $1,764
    *Note: Gross Income is based on 70% of the states median income.
  • You are the homeowner or renter; if a landlord pays all utilities, qualifying low-income tenants may still be eligible for utility financial help
  • You have a Seattle City Light and/or Seattle Public Utilities bill in your name
  • You do not receive a Section 8 housing voucher or live in subsidized housing operated by the Seattle Housing Authority, King County Housing Authority or Shelter+Care, where utility allowances are provided (exceptions for SHA housing are Minimum Rent-Public Housing ($50), Straight Tax Credit-HOPE VI and Bond Housing)

Application

If you meet the eligibility requirements above, fill out the UDP application in Microsoft Word or UDP application in PDF (if you are having trouble printing this form, please call 206-684-0268 or e-mail udp@seattle.gov to request an application be mailed to you) and mail it along with the Landlord/Tenant form and Employment Security Department Self-Request for Records form to:

Utility Discount Program
810 3rd Avenue, Suite 350
Seattle, WA 98104

Questions

Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions. If you need more information, please e-mail or call 206-684-0268 (TTY/TDD 206-233-2778). Our call-in hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

UDP is located in the Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens, 810 3rd Avenue, Suite 350, Seattle 98104. Our walk-in hours to drop off paperwork are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Our walk in hours to see a staff person are Monday through Friday from 8  to 10 a.m. and 1:30  to 3:30 p.m.