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  • New Support for Puget Sound Energy Customers Affected by COVID-19 in Sammamish

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    A Message from Puget Sound Energy (PSE):

    HELPING RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS:

    As a provider of an essential service, we are working to ensure we are here for our customers, our community and our employees as coronavirus impacts the region. Need financial assistance and support for your energy bill? We know some customers might be worried about paying their bills. Here are measurable actions we’ve taken on behalf of our customers:


    HELPING SMALL BUSINESS CUSTOMERS

    We know some of our business customers might be worried about paying their bills. Here are measurable actions we’ve taken on behalf of our customers:

  • PSE Offering Bill Assistance for Customers Affected by COVID-19

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    Puget Sound Energy will make $11 million available to help customers pay bills.


    Puget Sound Energy will make funds available to help customers who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through its Crisis-Affected Customer Assistance Program (CACAP).This includes customers who recently became unemployed, partially unemployed, or cannot work.The $11 million are carry-over funds under PSE’s Low Income Program. With approval from the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission, PSE made revisions to its program to make these funds available to a broader group of customers.


    Funds are also available in PSE’s other assistance programs, including the Warm Home Fund, PSE Home Energy Lifeline Program, and Weatherization Assistance Program for income-eligible customers.


    “We know this pandemic is deeply affecting many of our customers, and we have been working since its start to ensure no one is without electricity, heat, or hot water during this time,” said PSE President and CEO Mary Kipp. “We are in unprecedented times, and it will take continued partnership and creativity to help as many people as possible.”

    This program will be available to PSE’s residential customers in King County and other areas who meet the household size and income criteria.

    Depending on average monthly usage, a qualified PSE customer:

    • Must have a monthly household income limit up to 250% of Federal Poverty Level
    • Can receive up to $1,000 in PSE utility-bill credits per household

    This table outlines the monthly household income limits at the Federal Poverty Level for households up to 10 people.

    PSE continues to offer payment plans and allow customers to change bill’s due date for those who may need additional assistance.

    For more information on this program and other program offerings, visit www.pse.com/covidhelp.

  • New Emergency Feeding Program from Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank

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    Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank has rolled out a new Emergency Feeding Program that will deliver to any Sammamish resident in need. Traditionally, this agency has served only the south end of our city, with our partners at Hopelink providing services on the north end. However, for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency, Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank has very kindly agreed to deliver to all of Sammamish’s residents requiring services. Please note that this offer of citywide service applies only the Emergency Delivery Program. Get started here.

    Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank will consider the following questions in determining if your household qualifies for delivery:

    Transportation: Do you have transportation to and from the Food Bank? If so, you should utilize their pick-up model. If not, you may qualify.

    Health: Do you have a serious health condition that makes it hard for you to get to the Food Bank?

    Employment schedule: Are you part of an essential service employment team and are unable to make it to the food bank during our regular distribution hours?

    Live in our Food Bank service area: The Food Bank serves the following zip codes: 98027, 98029, 98075 and 98059. For this temporary food delivery, we will also be serving those living in the 98074 zip code.

    If you meet the criteria above, you may be eligible for temporary delivery service. Please contact Erin at erin@issaquahfoodbank.org or 425-392-4123 ext. 16 to learn more.

  • Need help making rent? A new program from United Way of King County may help.

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    If you’re a King County resident who has been impacted financially by COVID-19 and are behind on your rent, you may qualify for assistance. Visit https://www.uwkc.org/renthelp/ to learn more and to apply.

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

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    Individual residential and commercial taxpayers who pay property taxes themselves, rather than through their mortgage lender, can delay payment until June 1, 2020 due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. Banks and other financial institutions that pay property taxes on behalf of their lending customers will still need to meet the original April 30 deadline.

    Read more: https://www.kingcounty.gov/elected/executive/constantine/news/release/2020/March/30-property-tax-extension.aspx