Other General Resources
2-1-1 — You can call 2-1-1 from any phone to be connected to a list of statewide resources for everything from food and diapers to rental assistance and bus fare. You can also search their online database.
State government website – The state’s new one-stop-shop for government advice and updates about the pandemic.
Rental assistance list —The Rental Housing Association of Washington and the Washington Multifamily Housing Association put together this list of rental assistance programs in King County.
Map of food sites – This Google Map shows food distribution sites, food banks, and other resources.
Communities in Schools Renton/Tukwila (CISR) has set-up a Basic Needs Emergency Fund to help families of our students through these uncertain times and address the immediate needs of economically vulnerable populations.
With your support, we can come together and support those most impacted by addressing the economic impact of reduced and lost work due to the broader COVID-19 outbreak. Families need food, personal care items, rental and utility assistance, gas cards, and more.
While Renton School District has provided many of our students and families with hotspot internet accessibility, there is still a need by some families for internet service.
FREE! K-12 Internet Access Program from OSPI connects students in need to internet access at home with no cost to the student or their family. Low-income families can get connected through the end of the 2020-2021 school year for free. To learn more abut this program and to complete an application, please go to:
Comcast - Internet Essentials is an affordable way for homes who receive public assistance to get online. The plan is available for about $10 per month. In addition, they are increasing speeds for all customers in response to emergency measures associated with the coronavirus, and new customers receive two months free.
Or call 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.
Wave - Internet First: This program offers affordable home internet to qualifying households with service costs as low as $9.95 per month. Families are required to apply for this program, but if accepted, will automatically receive 60 days of free service!
Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT for short) is a benefit program to help students and families in low-income households buy food when schools are closed or on a hybrid schedule during the pandemic.
Unlike last year, eligible families do not need to apply for this benefit, eligibility is determined based on enrollment in free or reduced-price school meal programs. P-EBT cards will be sent to eligible students’ addresses on file with their school. You can read a quick summary of the benefits, or view the frequently asked questions (including how to get a replacement P-EBT card if yours is lost or damaged).
New! Wide Open School byCommon Sense Media provides an excellent tool to help guide families through education at home. The site provides education by categories and grade levels, with daily schedules and virtual field trips.