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Mayor announces new actions to expand enrollment in Utility Discount Program

Utility bills will be cut in half for thousands more low-income Seattle families under a new plan to simplify enrollment in the City’s Utility Discount Program (UDP) for those who live in subsidized housing or receive nutrition assistance. The average discount for UDP-enrolled customers is more than $800 a year. Under a new partnership with […]


Get help with your finances at Financial Resource Day

Do you need help with managing your finances, preparing taxes, searching for a job or signing up for public benefits? Come to Financial Resource Day on Saturday, March 22, 2014, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S in Seattle. For details, see this news release.


Financial Resource Day: Free help with financial planning

Please help spread the word about Financial Resource Day on March 22, 2014, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S. At this event, people can get FREE one-on-one help with financial planning and job search resources, including: • Credit, debt and budgeting • Financial planning and investments • Homeownership and […]


Mayor seeks to increase number of people getting utility discounts

Mayor Murray moves to strengthen utility discount program and increase number of participating households. For more information, please see this press release.


Minimum wage topic of live discussion, Oct. 10

Raise the minimum wage? The mobilization of low-wage workers nationwide calling for a $15-an-hour minimum wage has sparked a massive economic debate. Would a wage increase boost the local economy or lead to job cuts? What’s a fair minimum wage? Host Brian Callanan moderates a live, interactive, televised discussion with a panel of business owners, […]


Free tax prep for qualified households

United Way of King County has announced its annual Free Tax Preparation service. From now through early April, any household making $51,000 or less can have its taxes prepared for free. Hundreds of IRS-trained and certified United Way volunteers help people file their tax returns. The service is easy, gets clients’ refunds quickly, and is […]


Medicare Open Enrollment for Dummies!

Is Medicare Open Enrollment an impenetrable mystery to you? Come hear Andrew Tartella (Center for Medicare and Medicaid) explain the process in plain English at HSD/Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens’ Senior Coffee Hour, Thursday, October 18th, 10 to 11 a.m., Central Building, 810 3rd Ave., 4th floor.


Free financial advice at Oct. 13 event

Come for FREE financial advice from local experts at Financial Planning Day, Saturday, October 13th, 10am to 2pm, at Garfield Community Center. For details, please see this event flier.  


Financial education classes for DV victims

The YWCA is sponsoring free 10-week classes of English and Spanish-language financial education classes for victims of domestic violence from September 5th through November 7th 2012 in a confidential location in South King County.  Both classes will be every Wednesday afternoon from 12:00-3:00 p.m. For more information, please call 206-250-9956 or see this flier in English, or this flier […]


Examining the impact of the recession on local families

After more than 10 years as a social services counselor, Diane found herself in an almost unimaginable role reversal. With her 3-year-old son and teenage daughter, Diane moved to a family emergency shelter – one of the same shelters to which she referred her clients. How is the recession affecting the lives of economically vulnerable […]

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