Helping neighbors in need.

Founded by the community and inspired by a grassroots need, Byrd Barr Place nurtures the growth of a more equitable Seattle through programs and advocacy that enable people to live healthy, prosperous lives. Our programs and services provide families and individuals with basic human needs—food on the table and a warm roof over their heads—so they can build stable lives. Byrd Barr Place strives to foster a stronger, more vibrant community where all people have the opportunity to live to their full potential.


Byrd Barr Place’s energy assistance programs helps families pay energy bills and cover costs for heating system repairs. Payment support ranges from $100 to $1,000, and is available to Seattle residents with low incomes. LEARN MORE.



Byrd Barr Place’s housing program provides financial assistance for renters facing eviction. To qualify, you must meet the federal poverty level and live within Seattle city limits. LEARN MORE.



Our personal finance workshops provide education and coaching on money management, banking, and budgeting to help stretch dollars and reduce debt. The personal finance workshops are open to all King County residents. LEARN MORE.


Three days a week, our food bank provides food, including fresh produce, cultural staples, meat, dairy products, bread, canned and nonperishable goods, and non-grocery items, such as shampoo, toothpaste, and paper towels. Home delivery is available to people who have a temporary or permanent disability and live in the 98102, 98112, or 98122 zip codes. The food bank is open to anyone in need. LEARN MORE.



Need additional resources outside of Byrd Barr Place? The Community Connector can help. The Community Connector can assist you with navigating community resources by completing a needs assessment, providing referrals to appropriate resources, application assistance, and more. Resources can be provided in focused areas of need such as Energy/Utility, Housing, Food & Nutrition, Job Readiness & Employment, Education, Childcare, Healthcare, Transportation, and more.

To request Community Connector services, please submit a request here.