UTILITIES & SERVICES
This page details programs that offer utilities and services at a discount to qualifying clients, as well as services that assist clients in paying bills.
Please be advised: the Everett Social Services listed in the Everett Helplink index do not constitute an endorsement by our website, nor are they a guarantee of the services listed on those pages.
Utility Assistance & service discounts
The organizations and services listed here offer limited utility stipends for qualifying clients.
The Project Pride program provides stipends (when available) for low-income clients. Stipends can be used for paying various housing expenses such as energy bills, or a security deposit on a low-income apartment. Applications can be submitted at the Broadway location office, and applicants must provide: a completed application, proof of income for all household members within the last 30 days, and disconnection notices in the applicants name. Project Pride can be reached at (425) 374-1243.
The PUD offers year-round, low-income rate discounts of 20, 40 or 60 percent off of PUD electric and water bills. Percentages are based on the total household income limits. If approved, the discount rate will apply to future billings; the discount is not applicable for current charges and past due amounts.
This program offers help with heating bills for clients using electricity, natural gas, propane, oil or wood. Certain eligibility requirements apply, and grants range from $25 to $1,000. Please call the Energy Line at 425-388-3880 for current Energy Assistance Program information and updates. The Energy Line menu offers information about program hours, which documents to bring to your appointments, and driving directions.
FREE & DISCOUNTED services
Lifeline provides a $9.25 discount on monthly service for eligible low-income subscribers. Subscribers may receive a Lifeline discount on either a wireline or a wireless service. Lifeline will support broadband and broadband-voice bundles. To participate in the program, subscribers must either have an income that is at or below 135% of the federal Poverty Guidelines or participate in certain assistance programs.
This program from Comcast offers low-cost internet service, discounted computer equipment, and free digital literacy training. These services are available to families with at least one child eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program and to eligible seniors in Seattle. Low cost internet runs at 10 Mbps with in-home WiFi, and is priced at $9.95 a month + tax. Customers that are approved for the Internet Essentials program may also qualify to get a laptop or desktop computer for $149.99. There is no credit check, no installation fee and no term contract.
Assistive technology devices & SERVICES
Telecommunication Relay Services in Washington State is also known as Washington Relay which is a free service provided by the Washington State Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH) ensuring equal communication access to the telephone service for people who are deaf, deaf-blind, hard of hearing and speech disabled. This service allows hearing callers to communicate with deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind and speech disabled relay users and vice versa through specially trained relay operators.
The Telecommunication Equipment Distribution (TED) program distributes specialized telecommunication equipment that enables Washington residents to have independent use of the telephone.