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Low-income Rate Assistance

  • Special discount rates for City of Tacoma utilities are available to qualified, low-income customers who are, 62 years or older or are receiving disability income: 30% discount on power, water, solid waste, surface water and/or wastewater bill.
    Applications and more information about required documents are available on the website listed below. Bring the application and required documents to Tacoma Public Utilities between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday-Friday.


Low-Income Energy Efficiency

  • State general funds go to "Energy Matchmaker" program and are matched by local, utility and other funds. Measures include attic, wall and floor insulation, weatherstripping and furnace modifications.
    Contact: local community action agency.

Emergency Charitable Assistance

  • Family Need
    An assistance program for income-qualified households that have permanent electric heat. Contact a local agency listed below.

    Metropolitan Development Council, 253-572-5557 (City of Tacoma Residents)
    Pierce County Community Services, 1-855-798-4328 (outside the city)