Resources for Individuals and Families Impacted

Financial Resources


Employees

Healthcare and Health Insurance

Housing Assistance

  • Statewide Eviction Moratorium
  • Rent
    Emergency Financial Assistance - resources to keep you housed. Call King County 2-1-1 line to be assessed for eligibility for housing stability funds. The following programs also offer emergency financial assistance on the Eastside:
    • Hopelink 425-943-7555 or inquire online
    • Attain Housing provides eviction prevention and move-in assistance for families with children through its Stable Home program. Learn more or 425-828-0489.
    • Muslim Community Resource Center offers rent and utility assistance, food assistance, prescription and medication assistance. Learn more. You can apply for assistance here. 1-888-404-6272
    • Catholic Community Services (Eastside office) accepts calls from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesdays at 425-213-1963 extension 2. Learn more
    • The Salvation Army provides emergency assistance. Call 425-452-7300.
  • Mortgage
    • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation is working with financial institutions to consider all reasonable and prudent steps to assist customers in communities affected by the COVID-19. Regulatory agencies have encouraged financial institutions to work with customers impacted by COVID-19. Contact your mortgage company directly for help meeting your financial needs.
    • Washington State Department of Financial Institutions has developed a list of financial resources for Washington consumers impacted by COVID-19. Find information related to unemployment, trouble paying rent, credit cards and mortgages, student loan deferment, short term emergency loans, Insurance Issues, and avoiding scams. Learn more
  • Property Tax Assistance

    • King County postpones payment deadline to June 1 for individual property taxpayers.
      Learn more 

Utilities

  • Puget Sound Energy will not be disconnecting customers or charging late fees, and will work with customers on payment plans and low income households through its new energy assistance portal.
  • Comcast is providing free WiFi hotspots to the public, unlimited data to its customers and putting disconnects and late fees on hold during this period. They are also offering two months free for new customers to its Internet Essentials package and has increased the speed of Internet Essentials. Visit www.xfinity.com/wifi for a map of XFINITY WiFi outdoor and SMB hotspots.
    *New store hours for Comcast retail store at Bella Bottega - now 7 days a week from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • T-Mobile is providing unlimited data to its current customers, as well as additional mobile hotspot data.
  • For current information about garbage, recycling and yard waste service, please visit Waste Management’s Service Alert page.


Family Resources


School Impacts

Childcare Guidelines

Nursing Home Rules


Health and Safety


First Responders and Healthcare Professionals

Food and Nutrition

Hopelink is providing pre-packed boxes of food at their Redmond location. Know someone in need of food who cannot pick up food for themselves? You can pick up for them.

To help support families during the school closure due to the coronavirus, the Lake Washington School District is committed to providing FREE healthy and nutritious breakfast and lunch to any child 18 and under. Learn more 

Other agencies providing emergency food:

  • Eastside Baby Corner, 425-865-0234
  • Emergency Feeding Program, 206-277-0300
  • Renewal Food Bank, 1-866-793-6512 or 425-736-8132
  • Salvation Army, 425-452-7300
  • Sound Generations-Meals on Wheels, 206-448-5757

Managing Stress and Anxiety

Managing stress and anxiety is an important part of staying healthy during challenging situations like the COVID-19 outbreak. These helpful tips from the Centers for Disease Control may help.

For parents taking care of children at home, see these helpful resources from Washington State Department of Health on caring for children’s physical and mental health.

The World Health Organization has a helpful handout with ideas for dealing with stress.

Additional Resources

Employment Opportunities

  • Grocery stores including QFC, Safeway and Fred Meyer are hiring.
  • Amazon announced that it will be opening 100,000 full and part-time positions in its fulfillment centers and delivery network.

Homeless Resources