King County Library System (KCLS) launched a new reference service to help patrons find financial resources in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The Financial Assistance Navigation Service is available in a variety of languages, and helps point King County residents to the financial assistance programs they need, such as business loans, unemployment claims and rent assistance.The
Residents looking for guidance may visit kcls.org/find-financial-assistance/ to complete an online form detailing their small business and/or personal financial needs, and they will receive personalized financial information and referrals from KCLS staff. Those without computer or Internet access may call for assistance instead of completing the request online at (800) 462-9600.
“It can be overwhelming to navigate through all the complex government resources and application processes,” said KCLS Executive Director Lisa Rosenblum. “KCLS staff can help make sense of the information, and connect residents to the assistance they need."