Help with paying housing costs

Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP) can provide extra money if you need extra help to meet your housing costs.

DHP can be claimed by anyone who needs more help with housing costs and is currently claiming Housing Benefit or Universal Credit with housing costs towards rental liability.

If you are receiving Housing Benefit:

Discretionary Housing Payment Application

DHP Deposit and rent in advance

If you are receiving Universal Credit:

Apply for DHP 


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