Discretionary Housing Payments

Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs) are short term awards for people in extreme financial hardship to help with pay housing costs (for example, rent, moving costs, rent deposits and rent in advance). They are paid by us in addition to any housing benefit or Universal Credit you receive. 

In order to qualify you must;

  • be in receipt of housing benefit  or
  • be entitled to the housing element in the assessment of your Universal Credit award. 

You can make an application online below, please ensure you answer all questions with as much detail as possible.

Last updated 12 April 2024
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