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Seattle Relief Fund

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Has COVID-19 impacted you financially? Gay City is proud to partner with the City of Seattle’s Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs to amplify access of relief funds to you starting October 25, 2021.

Nearly 60% of LGBT adults report a job loss since the start of COVID-19. In comparison to non-LGBT adults, the LGBTQ community faces a greater employment disparity resulting from working in highly affected industries, living on average with lower incomes, and stigma and discrimination.

Application Deadline: November 15, 2021

Enrollment Assistance Available

 

1. Call us at 206-323-5428
2. Schedule an appointment with a navigator
3. Email Us

ABOUT the SEATTLE RELIEF FUND

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The City of Seattle is allocating $25 million as direct cash assistance to low-income Seattle households who have disproportionately experienced the economic and public health impacts caused by the COVID-19 crisis.

You may receive a one-time payment of $1,000 – $3,000 per household, dependent on your household size.

Applications are available in seven languages.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Eligibility

Age

Be 18 years old or older

Nexus in Seattle

Someone in your household must:
Live within the boundaries of the City of Seattle
‍OR
Be enrolled in the Seattle Promise program
‍OR
Be enrolled in Seattle Public Schools
‍OR
Be an artist/cultural worker who has owned or rented an art studio or rehearsal space within the boundaries of the City of Seattle at any time since March 2020.

Income

Applicant must be under 50 percent of the median household income in Seattle. The income eligibility chart can be found below.

Household Size Total Monthly Household Income
1 $3,375
2 $3,858
3 $4,342
4 $4,821
5 $5,208
6 $5,596
7 $5,979
8 $6,367

 

Required Documents

Please select one item from List A (Identity and Residency), or one item from both List B (Identity) and List C (Residency) to upload. Make sure the copy is clear and readable.

Note: Gay City may be able to provide a document satisfying the requirements from List C if needed. Please contact us. We’re here to help.

List A
  • Washington State Identification Card showing full name and Seattle address
  • Washington State Driver License showing full name and Seattle address
  • Any utility bill showing your full name and Seattle address
  • Cell phone bill or internet bill showing your full name and Seattle address
  • Insurance statement showing your full name and Seattle address
  • Bank statement showing your full name and Seattle address
  • 2020 tax return showing your full name and Seattle address
  • Paystub from employer showing your full name and your Seattle residency address
  • Current Student identification card from any Seattle Public Schools (for applicants 18 years of age or older)
  • Identification card for a Seattle-based shelter
List B
  • Any State Identification Card showing your full name
  • Any State Driver License showing full name
  • Passport from any country
  • Birth certificate from any country
  • Consulate card from any country
  • U.S. Legal Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)
  • Social Security Card
  • Identification card for any shelter
List C
  • Seattle Public Schools document confirming current enrollment
  • Rent receipt showing your full name and Seattle address
  • Seattle Promise document confirming current enrollment
  • Rent receipt confirming rent, or ownership of studio/rehearsal space in Seattle any time beginning March 2020
Signed and dated letter* stating the full name and phone number of the person writing the letter from the following entities:
  • Landlord acknowledging your Seattle residency
  • A staff member from Seattle Public Schools acknowledging your current enrollment
  • A staff member from the Seattle Promise program or from Seattle Colleges acknowledging your current enrollment in Seattle Promise
  • A staff member at an organization that provides services or case management acknowledging your Seattle residency (that could be Gay City!)
  • A representative from your place of worship acknowledging your Seattle residency
  • Landlord acknowledging your rental of a studio space in Seattle anytime beginning March 2020
  • Arts or culture organization verifying that you are an artist/cultural worker who owns or rents a studio/rehearsal space in Seattle anytime beginning March 2020

Sponsors

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City of Seattle
Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs

ASK A QUESTION

If you have questions, we’ll find the answers.
Just want to provide feedback about the relief fund? We’ll take those too and share with our sponsor.

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