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Affordable Seattle

Affordable Seattle is an online resource to help you find benefits you may be eligible for in the City of Seattle.

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Community Programs

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Find help in Seattle with childcare, food, transportation and utilities. This list of programs and services offered by the City of Seattle can make life here a little more affordable for you.

Education and Childcare Fact

Did you know that if you are a family of 4 with an annual income under $75,000, you might qualify for free or discounted child care through the City of Seattle? See if you qualify

Education and Childcare

Seattle Parks and Recreation Before/After School Care

Recreational child care for children 5-12 years old.

Seattle Parks and Recreation Preschool Scholarships

Half-day recreational preschool programs for children 3-5 years.

Seattle Preschool Program

Get high-quality and affordable preschool for your 3 or 4 year-olds.

Seattle Promise - College Assistance

Get financial support and personal guidance needed to succeed in college.

Childcare Assistance program

Get assistance with child care for children up to age 13.

Pathway Preschool Program

Free, flexible schedule, preschool for children ages 3 to 4.

Seattle Parks and Recreation Summer Camps

Scholarships available for summer camps for youth ages 3 to 17.

Food Fact

Did you know that if you or your family are enrolled in SNAP/use an EBT card or meet other income limits you could get fresh fruits and vegetables at Seattle grocery stores and farmers markets? See if you qualify

Food

Fresh Bucks Match

A healthy food program that helps Seattle residents afford fresh fruits and vegetables.

Fresh Bucks Vouchers

A healthy food program that helps Seattle residents afford fresh fruits and vegetables.

Transportation Fact

Did you know that the City of Seattle provides free ORCA passes for Seattle Public School students and income-qualified individuals? See if you qualify

Transportation

ORCA LIFT

ORCA LIFT offers up to 50% discount on transit fares.

ORCA Opportunity

Free ORCA cards for Seattle Public School high school and income-qualified middle school students, Seattle Promise scholars, and qualified SHA tenants.

ORCA Youth Card

The ORCA youth card offers youth ages 6-18 a discounted fare.

Vehicle License Fee Rebate

Get a $20 license fee rebate for cars registered in Seattle.

Low Income Restricted Parking Zone Permit

Income-eligible vehicle owners can receive a restricted parking zone (RPZ) permit for $10.

Utilities Fact

Did you know that if you are a family of 4 with an annual income under $65,000, you might qualify to receive a 60% discount on your Seattle City Light bill and a 50% discount on your Seattle Public Utilities bill? See if you qualify

Utilities

Utility Discount Program

Get discounted rates on Seattle City Light and Seattle Public Utilities bills.

Wave Simply Internet

Get low-cost, high-speed Internet for around $10 a month.

Internet Essentials from Comcast

Get low-cost, high-speed Internet and discounted rates on electronics.

Free Toilet Program

Get a free toilet, installation, and recycling of your old water wasting toilet.