COVID-19 Resources

 

COVID-19 Resources
Posted on 05/19/2021
COVID-19 Resources

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COVID-19 Advisory

If you think you were exposed to COVID-19, free testing is available in King County.

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COVID-19 VACCINE

Vaccinate

How to get vaccinated

Getting vaccinated has never been easier. Vaccines are available across King County at high-volume vaccination sites, pharmacies and clinics. Many don’t require appointments.
Remember, vaccination is available regardless of insurance, citizenship, or immigration status. You will not be charged whether or not you have insurance.

Here’s a look at the vaccination clinics closest to Renton.

King County Fire District 20

King County Fire District 20, better known as Skyway Fire, offers vaccinations for those 12 and older every Wednesday at their headquarters, 12424 76th Ave S., Seattle, 98178. No appointments are necessary at this free walk-in clinic, open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 to 3 p.m. 

Valley Medical Center

UW Medicine | Valley Medical accepts walk-ins at their free vaccine clinic from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The clinic is in the Medical Arts Center, Floor 1. You do not have to be a current Valley patient.

Scheduling is still available for those who wish to reserve a time and skip any potential waiting.

Valley is using the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines only. Everyone 12 years and older is eligible to be vaccinated.

Kaiser Permanente

Both Kaiser Permanente campuses in Renton are accepting vaccination appointments. You do not have to be a Kaiser Permanente member to schedule an appointment.

Their campuses are located in the Glacier Building and the Rainier Building.

To schedule by phone, call 1-877-832-9915, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Saturday 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Interpreters are available, simply state your preferred language when connected. Patients who are 16-17 years old must have a parent or guardian call to schedule their appointment.

You can also schedule online.

HealthPoint

The HealthPoint COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Site at 805 SW 10th Street, Renton, WA 98057, offers a convenient, drive-through option to receive the first dose of Pfizer vaccine. Appointments for those 12-16 or new patients can be made by calling 866-893-5717.

Current patients over age 18 can also use MyHealthPoint Patient Portal to schedule an appointment.

Car-side vaccination Mondays in Auburn

Do you or someone you know have mobility needs and still need to get vaccinated? On Mondays, the Auburn vaccination clinic offers car-side service for those who cannot easily walk into the clinic. Just let a greeter know upon arrival that car-side assistance is needed.

Mass vaccination sites

In Kent: The ShoWare Center, 625 W. James St., Kent, WA 98032

In Auburn: 1101 Outlet Collection Way, Suite 1333, Auburn, WA 98001

  • Register for an appointment (available in English only)

  • Schedule via phone: If you need language interpretation or online help, the following hotlines are available. Please say your preferred language when connected:

  • WA State COVID-19 Assistance hotline: 1-800-525-0127 or 1-888-856-5816 (then press #), 6 a.m.-10 p.m. (Monday), 6 a.m.-6 p.m. (Tuesday-Sunday)

  • King County COVID-19 Call Center: 206-477-3977, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

  • For telephone-to-text relay service, dial: 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384. For tactile interpretation, contact: http://seattledbsc.org/.

  • Walk-in vaccination (no appointment required) is also available Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., while supplies last.

Rent assistance program to help prevent evictions and homelessness

Households in King County who have fallen at least one month behind in rent due to unemployment, lost wages, and health crises resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic can now apply for aid through a new rental assistance program.

Additionally, the county has partnered with local property owners and managers to implement new eviction prevention and rent assistance program. This program offers payments for back rent, utility expenses and even future rent obligations for those struggling to get back on their feet financially.

 

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Information (last update: June 11)

COVID-19 VACCINE

Vaccinate

How to get vaccinated

Getting vaccinated has never been easier. Vaccines are available across King County at high-volume vaccination sites, pharmacies and clinics. Many don’t require appointments.

Remember, vaccination is available regardless of insurance, citizenship, or immigration status. You will not be charged whether or not you have insurance.

Here’s a look at the vaccination clinics closest to Renton.

King County Fire District 20

King County Fire District 20, better known as Skyway Fire, offers vaccinations for those 12 and older every Wednesday at their headquarters, 12424 76th Ave S., Seattle, 98178. No appointments are necessary at this free walk-in clinic, open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 to 3 p.m. 

Valley Medical Center

UW Medicine | Valley Medical accepts walk-ins at their free vaccine clinic from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The clinic is in the Medical Arts Center, Floor 1. You do not have to be a current Valley patient.

Scheduling is still available for those who wish to reserve a time and skip any potential waiting.

Valley is using the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines only. Everyone 12 years and older is eligible to be vaccinated.

Kaiser Permanente

Both Kaiser Permanente campuses in Renton are accepting vaccination appointments. You do not have to be a Kaiser Permanente member to schedule an appointment.

Their campuses are located in the Glacier Building and the Rainier Building.

To schedule by phone, call 1-877-832-9915, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Saturday 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Interpreters are available, simply state your preferred language when connected. Patients who are 16-17 years old must have a parent or guardian call to schedule their appointment.

You can also schedule online.

HealthPoint

The HealthPoint COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Site at 805 SW 10th Street, Renton, WA 98057, offers a convenient, drive-through option to receive the first dose of Pfizer vaccine. Appointments for those 12-16 or new patients can be made by calling 866-893-5717.

Current patients over age 18 can also use MyHealthPoint Patient Portal to schedule an appointment.

Car-side vaccination Mondays in Auburn

Do you or someone you know have mobility needs and still need to get vaccinated? On Mondays, the Auburn vaccination clinic offers car-side service for those who cannot easily walk into the clinic. Just let a greeter know upon arrival that car-side assistance is needed.

Mass vaccination sites

In Kent: The ShoWare Center, 625 W. James St., Kent, WA 98032

In Auburn: 1101 Outlet Collection Way, Suite 1333, Auburn, WA 98001

  • Register for an appointment (available in English only)

  • Schedule via phone: If you need language interpretation or online help, the following hotlines are available. Please say your preferred language when connected:

  • WA State COVID-19 Assistance hotline: 1-800-525-0127 or 1-888-856-5816 (then press #), 6 a.m.-10 p.m. (Monday), 6 a.m.-6 p.m. (Tuesday-Sunday)

  • King County COVID-19 Call Center: 206-477-3977, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

  • For telephone-to-text relay service, dial: 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384. For tactile interpretation, contact: http://seattledbsc.org/.

  • Walk-in vaccination (no appointment required) is also available Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., while supplies last.

Free COVID-19 Testing Site in Renton

(posted September 1, 2020)

King County has opened a free COVID-19 testing site in Renton.

Located at 805 SW 10th Ave., the site will open on September 8, 2020. The site will be open Monday to Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Starting Nov. 18, the city has established a detour route in response to heavy traffic around the site. The detour will remain in effect until the demand for testing decreases.

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If you need help with registration, call the King County COVID-19 Call Center (open seven days a week, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.), at 206-477-3977.

Testing location information for sites across King County is available at Public Health's testing location webpage.

 

Important Renton Phone Numbers

  • City Hall/City Clerk: 425-430-6400

  • Business Licensing & Tax: 425-430-6851; filelocal-wa.gov

  • Permitting, General: 425-430-7200

  • Utility Billing: 425-430-6852; rentonwa.gov/ub

 

Business Support - City of Renton Resources


Visit Why Renton for information on:
  • Business Response Team

  • COVID-19 Impact Map

  • CDC Resources

  • Downloadable Signs

  • Financial Information

  • Rent & Mortgage Resources

  • Small Business Resources

  • Resources in Multiple Languages

 

City Hall

  • City Hall is closed to the public until further notice. Most services available via telephone and online.
  • CDC guidelines for screening employees have been implemented. Health screening questions will be asked.

  • Increased frequency for disinfecting common spaces, counters and door handles in all facilities throughout our hours of operation.

  • Created COVID-19 page with links to information and prevention.

  • Enacted a telework policy for eligible employees until further notice.

  • Enacted a prohibition on enforcement of city noise restrictions on vehicles.

  • COVID-19 link added to Renton Responds app.

  • The human resources department is adapting to changes and making decisions to be responsive to COVID-19. We're doing everything to ensure we keep our employees safe and healthy as we continue to serve our customers.

  • Mayor's Emergency Order #2020-3: Supporting State Moratorium On Residential Evictions for Non-Payment of Rent.

  • Mayors urge residents to follow best practices.

  • Passport service is suspended until Phase 4 of the governor’s state reopening plan.

  • March 23 - Mayor’s COVID-19 update to City Council Committee of the Whole.

  • March 24 - City's response to governor's order of "Stay Home, Stay Healthy".

  • March 30 – Mayor’s letter to local businesses.

  • April 1 – City launches senior resources survey.

  • July 1 - City makes almost $1.4 million available to Renton small businesses by COVID-19. Apply online for CARES Act funding by July 30.

  • July 1 - City to begin distribution of 20,000 masks free to residents

  • July 17 - City passes emergency ordinance making it easier for small businesses to sell goods and advertise.

City Council

The City Council meets the first four Mondays of the month at 7 p.m. The Committee of the Whole, which provides city staff the ability to brief council members on projects, meets on Monday before the main council meeting.

Click image to download instructions to attend a city council meetingDue to COVID-19, councilmembers are attending meetings remotely through Zoom.

Public testimony during public hearings and audience comments will be accommodated through Zoom and by telephone, but the public is requested to sign up for such testimony by emailing either the City Clerk, cityclerk@rentonwa.gov or Council Liaison, jmedzegian@rentonwa.gov.

Viewing the Meeting

Donations/Volunteering

  • Bloodworks Northwest is short on supplies. Find a donation event.

Events/Volunteer Opportunities

Events 

Virtual and neighborhood-based 

Volunteer Opportunities

The city has a variety of volunteer opportunities. Each session is limited to five volunteers to maintain proper social distancing. Face covering are required and available from city staff at the event.

Register for volunteer activities

 

Food Banks/Resources

City of Renton Human Services Resources Guide.

  • Salvation Army Food Bank (206 S. Tobin St., Renton 425-255-5969) Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9–11:30 a.m. and 1–3:30 p.m. Closed Wednesday. New clients should bring the following on their first visit: picture identification for person applying and for all members over the age of 18 living in their home (copies or a picture of household member ID’s works); Proof of address for all members 18 years of age living in the household; and birth certificate or other legal guardianship paperwork for all minors living in the household.

  • Renton Community Meals (Salvation Army, 720 S. Tobin St.) Monday–Thursday, 5:30–6:30 p.m.

  • Renton Community Meals (Salvation Army 300 Rainier Ave. N.) on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 5:30 p.m. Monday–Friday, 8–10 a.m.

  • Sustainable Renton Free Grocery Store, St. Matthew's Lutheran Church (1700 Edmonds Ave NE, Renton 98056), Mondays, 5:30–7:30 p.m.

  • Margie Williams Helping Hands Center (973 Chelan Ave. NE) Saturdays, 8–11 a.m. 

  • South King County Food Fighters.

  • Donations to WA Food Fund provide financial assistance to three organizations that supply every food bank in Washington: Second Harvest, Food Lifeline and Northwest Harvest. Donations will fund food, materials, and personal protective equipment, as well as delivery and distribution.

  • United Way of King County is providing free food boxes to South King County community members who have been affected by COVID-19. Sign up.

Housing - Help with Rent

Housing authority has CARES Act funding

Renton Housing Authority LogoRenton Housing Authority (RHA) has received CARES Act funding from the city.

These funds will assist our Renton residents who have been impacted by COVID-19 and are now in need of rent and utility assistance.

RHA has up to $3,000 per household in rental assistance and up to $500 per household in utility assistance available. Since their funding is limited, applications will be served in the order received. The last date to apply is Monday, Nov. 15, 2020.

 

African Community Housing & Development Renton Residents Rent and Utility Assistance Program

African Community Housing and Development (ACHD) is providing rent and utility assistance to Renton residents. Anyone experiencing hardship are encouraged to submit an application.

Connect with staff at 206-257-1166 Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for more information.

Eligibility

  1. Services provided with funding under this program shall be limited to residents of Renton.

  2. Economic support to residents is COVID-19 related, resulting from employment and/or business interruptions due to COVID-19 –related business closures, and/or inability to work due to COVID-19 illness of a resident or a family member.

  3. Residents meet the applicable income guidelines. The purpose of this program is to provide assistance to the most income resilient population (those with household income of 50% or below of AMI (area median income), but residents with household income of up to 80% of AMI can qualify.

  4. Assistance will not be a duplication of benefits, i.e. the cost has not or will not be paid by another source for example Seattle Care or any other agencies using ACHD funds.

Needed from Residents

  1. Proof they reside in Renton (utility bill, rent contract, bank statement, other).

  2. Recent Rent/ Utility Bill(s) of past due notice.

  3. Letter from employer or unemployment check showing loss of income.

    A. Verification of income (pay stubs).
    B. Letter of employer for termination or reduced hours due to COVID-19.

  4. Proof that they make UNDER the AMI guidelines.

  5. They will NOT receive other help from other organizations under this grant.

Needed from Landlord and/or Utility Company

  1. Address of tenant and landlord.

  2. W-9 (proof that Landlord and/ or Utility Company are legitimate)


The Salvation Army of Renton

Call their main number at 425-255-5969 and choose option 4 (eviction prevention) to get information on rent assistance and all the details for the application/intake process. 

Callers can also select Option 5 for utility assistance and learn details in regards to the application/intake process.

Salvation Army follows a process of first come, first serve for helping with both rent and utility assistance. Using their information line is the best way.


Multi-Service Center

The Multi-Service Center currently has limited funding to support families and individuals directly impacted by the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic with rent assistance. To qualify, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Live in Auburn, Burien, Des Moines, Federal Way, Kent, Renton, SeaTac, or Tukwila

  • Have been directly impacted by the crisis and be able to provide
    documentation of impact, such as, but not limited to pay stubs,
    unemployment benefits, letter from employer, or medical emergency
    documentation

  • Have a current monthly income that falls within the income limits for
    household size listed below. We may not have funding available for
    both tiers. Please check our website (link below) for most current info.

Household Size  Tier 1 Max  Tier 2 Max
 1 person  $2,126 $3,483 
 2 persons  $2,873 $3,983
 3 persons  $3,620 $4,479
 4 persons  $4,366 $4,975
 5 persons  $5,113 $5,375
 6 persons  $5,860 $5,775
 7 persons  $6,606 $6,171
 8 persons  $7,353 $6,571

If you meet the requirements, you may apply online.

Questions? Email covidrenthelp@mscheipsorg.


United Way of King County

Income Tax Help

United Way of King County (UWKC ) is offering free online tax preparation services through the end of tax season.

Individuals can file taxes via UWKC’s MyFreeTaxes.com or find other free filing options at IRS's Free File.

UWKC has toll-free hotline, 1-833-540-0800, for assistance with My Free Taxes. Help is available 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on weekends.

Inspections - Building and Development Engineering

Community and Economic Development Department (CED) continues to update homeowners and contractors regarding how the city is implementing the construction-related provisions of Gov. Inslee’s COVID-19 construction restart plan and related guidance issued by the governor’s office.

Upon approval for King County jurisdictions to move to Phase 2 of the Governor’s “Safe Start” plan, CED hopes to perform physical onsite and virtual inspections for all construction projects pursuant to the Governor’s Phase 2 construction COVID-19 job site requirements effective as of May 15, 2020. Whenever possible, virtual inspections will be accomplished. If you are interested in more information about virtual inspections, please contact the Building Division: 425-430-7200.

The phase 2 construction COVID-19 job site requirements permit all construction activity to proceed, whether previously authorized, newly authorized, existing, or not existing. In effect, new construction is no longer limited to construction that was previously authorized under Proclamation 20-25.

Under phase 2, all construction, including those activities for which social distancing may not be maintained, and the start of new construction projects, is authorized to resume. Adherence to the health and safety points in the phase 2 job site requirements will be strictly enforced. Under the phase 2 requirements, any paused and existing construction activity, may resume/continue immediately if:

  • The employers and employees can meet and maintain all requirements listed in the phase 2 – construction COVID-19 Job Site Requirements document; and

  • The employers and employees conduct only those activities that are allowed under their county’s phase status.

The safety plan was developed as part of a working group that included contractors and workers. The plan includes requirements related to safety training, physical distancing, PPE, sanitation and cleanliness and monitoring employees for symptoms.

Prior to calling for an inspection please be sure you have met the minimum requirements necessary for an onsite inspection:

1. COVID-19 Site Supervisor

A site-specific COVID-19 Supervisor shall be designated by the contractor at every job site to monitor the health of employees and enforce the COVID-19 job site safety plan. A designated COVID-19 Supervisor must be present at all times during construction activities.

Exception: single-family residential job sites with 6 or fewer people on the site.

2. Posting of COVID-19 exposure control, mitigation and recovery plan available on job site

Prior to commencing work all contractors are required to develop for each job site a comprehensive COVID-19 exposure control, mitigation, and recovery plan. The plan must include policies regarding the following control measures: PPE utilization; on-site social distancing; hygiene; sanitation; symptom monitoring; incident reporting; site decontamination procedures; COVID-19 safety training; exposure response procedures; and a post-exposure incident project wide recovery plan. The plan must also include a Job Hazard Analysis (JHA), including a list of engineering controls and proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), for all jobsite activities defined by Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) as medium and high transmission risk.

No jobsite may operate until the contractor can meet and maintain all requirements of the Phase 2 Construction COVID-19 Job Site Requirements, including providing materials, schedules and equipment required to comply.

These COVID-19 job site safety practices are required as long as the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” Gubernatorial Proclamation 20-25 is in effect or if adopted as rules by a federal, state or local regulatory agency. All issues regarding worker safety and health are subject to enforcement action under L&I’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH).

 

Mental Health Resources/Health Care

Healthcare

  • WIC - WIC is a supplemental food program for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, infants and children. WIC also provides health screening, nutrition and health education, breastfeeding promotion and support, help getting other services and monthly benefits for nutritious foods.

  • COVID-19 Resources for the elderly and families

Mental Health Resources

  • CDC: Managing Anxiety and Stress during COVID-19

  • CDC: Coping with a Disaster or Traumatic Event

  • SAMHSA: Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health

  • King County: Crisis Connections

  • Wash DoH: Social Distancing and Mental Health

  • Seattle Times: Community Support Resources

Seniors

Medicare Advantage - Tips for how seniors can stay healthy and connected during the COVID-19 pandemic

Additionally, there are several recommended things you can do to support yourself:

 

  • Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.

  • Take care of your body. Take deep breaths and stretch, eat healthy meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, and avoid excessive alcohol and drugs.

  • Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.

  • Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.

Online Payments

  • Business licenses, pet licenses, courts, tax and licensing and utility bills can all be paid online.

  • Business Licensing & Tax: 425-430-6851; filelocal-wa.gov.

 

Permitting

  • Permit counter is closed to the public until further notice. Applicants should use online options for payments and tracking applications.

  • Fees and permitting waived for A-frame business signs advertising curbside pick-up.

  • Permitting (General information): 425-430-7200

  • Schedule an Inspection:

Pets

  • RASKC: Regional Animal Services of King County 

  • CDC - If you have pets

Public Works

  • The Maintenance Facility is closed to the public.

  • The Public Works Maintenance Services Division and Transportation Maintenance teams have returned to their regular work schedule a schedule of 10-hour days Monday - Friday.

  • To request service or report a problem call 425-430-7400 Monday - Fridays between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

  • After normal business hours, call the Renton Police Department dispatch at 425-430-7500 to request assistance from an on-call representative. If the problem is an emergency, please call 911.

  • Residents can also use the Renton Responds app.

  • 20 MPH flashing school zone beacons are turned off.

  • Continuity of operations measures initiated to isolate water treatment operators from other employees during work.

  • Recycling, organics and garbage services are operating normally. To protect the drivers, please bag all facial tissues and cleaning items (gloves, wipes, paper towels). To prevent sewage backups, only flush toilet paper in the toilet, not cleaning wipes or personal wipes.

  • Republic Services has put into effect new temporary guidelines for waste collection procedures in the interest of safety for both the public and their drivers. All recycling and organics materials must be placed in a cart or can; any loose, bundled, or bagged items outside of a cart or can will not be collected. Extra garbage must be placed in a cart, can, or secured in bags. Bulky waste collection and Clean Sweep collections are suspended until further notice. All collection routes are on normal schedule. Questions? Contact Republic Services at 206-777-6440.

  • Republic Services will waive late fees and penalties and will not activate any service suspensions for a period of 90 days. (March 23)

 

 

 

Renton Municipal Airport

  • Offices are closed to the public. Runway and services are operating.

  • General information available on website or call 425-430-7471 (administration) or 206-423-3715 (maintenance).

Renton Municipal Court

  • Court is currently closed to the public. Staff is working both remotely and on-site with adherence to social distancing and other health guidelines. Calls from the public are being answered on a daily basis.

  • In-custody hearings are being held via video conference with parties appearing remotely.

  • Out of custody hearings are now being held via Zoom and live-streamed on YouTube. More information can be found online.

  • Renton Municipal Court is serving as a mentor court to other courts that are seeking to establish video hearings.

  • Domestic violence no contact order recall hearings are being held via Zoom in a manner that affords the necessary safety protocols for protected parties and streamed on YouTube.

  • Jury service is suspended per an emergency order issued by Presiding Judge Terry L. Jurado until city hall is opened to the public and health safety precautions have been implemented to assure the safety of all participants.

  • Passport service is suspended until Phase 4 of the governor’s state reopening plan.

 

 

Scams

Unfortunately, scammers are preying on the fears surrounding COVID-19.

The Federal Trade Commission has some tips on dealing with those unwanted phone calls and emails. The state also has help with stimulus payment scams.

Shelters

Men’s Shelters & Day Centers

ARISE
Catholic Community Services. Hosted by a different Renton church every month. Includes case management services.

  • Space is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Overnight services from 7:30 p.m.-7:30 a.m. Men allowed on-site at 7 p.m.
  • 515B 116th Ave NE
    Bellevue, WA 98004
    (425) 289-4044

Day Center
Resource referrals, showers, laundry, meals. Open Sunday-Thursday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • 515B 116th Ave NE Suite 174
    Bellevue, WA 98004
    Women’s Shelters & Day Centers

Women's Shelters and Day Centers

Kent Hope
Resource referrals, showers, laundry, meals, healthcare. Open every day 7 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

  • 9009 Canyon Drive
    Kent, WA 98030
    (253) 480-2325

The Sophia Way
Apply for extended stay shelter online.
Resource referrals, showers, laundry, breakfast/lunch. Open every day 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • 3032 Bellevue Way NE
    Bellevue, WA 98004
    (425) 896-7385

Women’s Referral Center
Check-in at Angeline’s Day Center between 6-9 p.m. then transported to host locations for overnight stay. The center offers showers, laundry, and dinner.

  • 2030 3rd Ave.
    Seattle, WA 98101
    (206) 441-3210

Hospitality House
Opens at 6 p.m. every night.

  • 419 SW 150th St.
    Burien, Washington 98166
    (206) 242-1860

Family Shelters & Day Centers

Center of Hope Day Center
Resource referrals, showers, laundry. Open Monday–Friday
7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

St. Matthews Lutheran Church
1700 Edmonds Ave. NE

Mary’s Place
Call 206-245-1026 for shelter referrals. 

Solid Waste including Republic Services

  • All collection routes are on normal schedule. Questions? Contact Republic Services at 206-777-6440. 
  • Facial masks, gloves, and all other personal protective equipment must be disposed in the garbage. These materials do not belong in your blue recycle container. 
  • Republic Services will waive late fees and penalties and will not activate any service suspensions in accordance with the governor's Proclamation 20-23.7, until the termination of the COVID-19 State of Emergency or after October 15, 2020, whichever comes first.

Transportation: Metro and Sound Transit

 

Oct. 15 - King County and Sound Transit are now offering a new annual pass at no cost for customers who have no income or very low income.

Metro Transit

Sound Transit

Utilities - Billing

  • City of Renton will waive late fees and penalties and will not shut off water service, in accordance with the governor's Proclamation 20-23.13, until the termination of the COVID-19 State of Emergency or after April 31, 2021, whichever comes first. (Dec. 10, 2020)
  • Utility billing division: 425-430-6852; rentonwa.gov/ub.

  • Puget Sound Energy (PSE) will not disconnect customers for non-payment, will waive late fees and work on payment plans and choosing a new bill due date. PSE has an energy assistance portal to facilitate access to funds available to income qualified customers.

  • PSE's Crisis Affected Customer Assistance Program (CACAP), an $11 million fund dedicated to assisting low income customers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and economic shutdown. This program is in addition to PSE’s other assistance programs, including the Warm Home Fund, PSE Home Energy Lifeline Program and Weatherization Assistance Program for income-eligible customers.

  • Puget Sound Energy is offering four small businesses a $45,000 energy efficient and cosmetic upgrades makeover. PSE announced their Small Business Energy Makeover content on Monday and businesses have until October 18 to enter. Nominations can come from either customers or business owners.

Each makeover will include $30,000 in energy efficiency upgrades and an additional $15,000 for needed cosmetic improvements.

Contest entrants must be small businesses operating within PSE’s service area.

Utilities - Assistance

African Community Housing & Development Renton Residents Rent and Utility Assistance Program

African Community Housing and Development (ACHD) is providing rent and utility assistance to Renton residents. Anyone experiencing hardship are encouraged to submit an application.

Connect with staff at 206-257-1166 Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for more information.

Eligibility

  1. Services provided with funding under this program shall be limited to residents of Renton.

  2. Economic support to residents is COVID-19 related, resulting from employment and/or business interruptions due to COVID-19 –related business closures, and/or inability to work due to COVID-19 illness of a resident or a family member.

  3. Residents meet the applicable income guidelines. The purpose of this program is to provide assistance to the most income resilient population (those with household income of 50% or below of AMI (area median income), but residents with household income of up to 80% of AMI can qualify.

  4. Assistance will not be a duplication of benefits, i.e. the cost has not or will not be paid by another source for example Seattle Care or any other agencies using ACHD funds.

Needed from Residents

  1. Proof they reside in Renton (utility bill, rent contract, bank statement, other).

  2. Recent Rent/ Utility Bill(s) of past due notice.

  3. Letter from employer or unemployment check showing loss of income.

    A. Verification of income (pay stubs).
    B. Letter of employer for termination or reduced hours due to COVID-19.

  4. Proof that they make UNDER the AMI guidelines.

  5. They will NOT receive other help from other organizations under this grant.

Needed from Landlord and/or Utility Company

  1. Address of tenant and landlord.

  2. W-9 (proof that Landlord and/ or Utility Company are legitimate)


The Salvation Army of Renton

Call their main number at 425-255-5969 and choose option 4 (eviction prevention) to get information on rent assistance and all the details for the application/intake process. 

Callers can also select Option 5 for utility assistance and learn details in regards to the application/intake process.

Salvation Army follows a process of first come, first serve for helping with both rent and utility assistance. Using their information line is the best way.

 

City of Renton Releases

 

 

Protective Measures

Community members are encouraged to help protect yourself as you would during any cold or flu season and take steps to reduce the spread of novel coronavirus.
  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds

  • When unable to wash your hands, use an alcohol-based sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth

  • Avoid contact with people who are sick

  • Stay home while you are sick and avoid close contact with others

  • Have backup plans for work and/or childcare.

  • Cover your mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

If you believe you have been exposed to or have symptoms

  • Call your doctor – Do not go into the medical facility

  • Your doctor will make an assessment about next steps. If it is determined that you should be screened for COVID-19, your doctor will contact King County Public Health to make arrangements for screening.

  • Take all appropriate precautions. Do not go to work if you are sick.  Wash your hands often and do not touch your face.

Here in Renton, we’re stronger as a community when we stand together against discrimination.

People who are traveling should be aware of the impacted countries, and if they become ill after traveling, call a doctor or hospital.

Please stay informed and prepared. We’ll continue to keep our community updated via our website, Facebook and Twitter accounts.

King County Coronavirus Call Center

King County established a Coronavirus Call Center on March 3.

  • If you are in King County and believe you were exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19, or if you're a healthcare provider with questions about COVID-19, contact our novel coronavirus call center: 206-477-3977.

  • The call center will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. PST.

  • For general questions about COVID-19 or Washington State's response, please call the Washington State Novel Coronavirus Call Center at 800-525-0127.

 

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