Cable, Phone, and Internet Service
Residents may be eligible for a special rate discount (up to 30%) for basic or enhance cable service. Existing and new customers should fill out the Comcast Affidavit of Low Income Senior/Low Income Disability Form and return it to Comcast using the directions on the form. You may qualify if:
- You meet Comcast’s low income criteria and are disabled
- You meet Comcast’s low income criteria and 65 years
Residents may also be eligible for a special rate ($9.95/month plus fees and taxes) for internet through Comcast’s “Internet Essentials.” New customers should fill out the application online or call 1-855-8-INTERNET (1-855-846-8376). You may qualify if:
- You have a child eligible for the National School Lunch Program
- You receive HUD housing assistance or a Section 8 voucher
- You are 62 years or older, receive federal or state public assistance, do not have outstanding debt to Comcast that is less than a year old, and have not subscribed to Comcast in the last 90 days
Residents may be eligible for a discount on the cost of a monthly telephone or qualified internet access service. To receive the discount of $9.25 per month, you must fill out the Lifeline Program Application Form and return it to Frontier using the directions on the form. You may qualify after certifying that you or someone in your household meets the low income criteria or currently receives benefits from one of these programs:
- Medicaid (also known as Apple Health)
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) formerly Food Stamps
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)
- VA Veterans Pension (Supplemental Income for Wartime Veterans)
- VA Survivors Pension
Electric, Water, and Garbage/Recycling Service
Qualifying customers of Seattle City Light (SCL) and Seattle Public Utilities (SPU - water) can save 50% on electric and water bills. Customers living in federally-funded public housing and Section 8 housing are not eligible. The following qualify for the 50% discount: Seniors and persons with disabilities - A senior citizen (65 years of age or older) or a person with disabilities with household income at or below 70% of the state median. And Low-Income - Customers with household income at or below 70% of state's median. Utility Discount Program available in different languages
Qualifying Recology and Puget Sound Energy (PSE) customers may be eligible for exemption from City of Shoreline utility tax on these services. For more information please call the City at (206) 801-2302.
Low Income Property Tax Info
Low income Seniors over 61, and persons with disabilities may be able to lower their current property tax bills. The King County Assessor has full details on this program. For more information on Shoreline tax information, please visit the Finance page.
Low Income Utility Assistance
The City of Shoreline provides $25,000 in annual funding to Hopelink for utility assistance for low-income individuals. Persons seeking to apply for assistance should contact Hopelink at (206) 440-7300.
North City Water District
The North City Water District provides low-income discount for those households that have income within the "very-low income" limits set by HUD for the Seattle area. The discount is $10 off of the base water rate. For more information please call (206) 362-8100.
Qualifying senior citizens (62 years of age or older) and persons with disabilities receive reduced rates from Ronald Wastewater District (Low Income Senior Citizen Discount form). The qualifying income levels correspond with the limits by HUD for "very-low income" for the Seattle area. For more information please call (206) 546-2494.