Application Period: January 11-February 1, 2021

Help for low-income workers in bars, restaurants, hotels, and motels

The City of Seattle has partnered with Wellspring Family Services to provide one-time cash assistance to help meet the basic needs of workers in the hospitality industry impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

Who is Eligible?

The Hospitality Worker Emergency Relief Fund serves low-income, hospitality workers who live and work in Seattle and have lost their jobs or experienced a pay reduction due to employment changes and business closures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To meet income qualifications, households must make 60% or less of area median income (AMI) as follows:

Family Size

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
$50,160 $57,360 $64,500 $71,640 $77,400 $83,160 $88,860 $94,620


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